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next time someone needs a demonstration of the cut curb effect (e.g. how even the most selfish ablebodied people should want accessibility measures, because what is necessary for a disabled person is often really nice to have if you're ablebodied - for example, a cut curb may be there to make something accessible for people in wheelchairs, but if you're pushing a grocery cart or baby stroller they're also really handy), may i suggest: this meme

@wigglytuffitout image description:
pie chart: Why I use subtitles
~10% because i can't understand the language
~10% because there are too many accents and slang
~80% because i'm gonna eat chips

@wigglytuffitout Why might I want a libre typeface used exclusively for a never-actually-used sign language writing system?

To display a unicode middle finger that actually renders on peoples screens!

@wigglytuffitout Yes, though care needs to be taken to avoid situations like elevators and buses (stairs and walking are often faster), or stickykeys (where the first interaction is near-universally of it breaking things)

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also:
• because actors aren't articulating
• because ambient noises are mixed in too loudly

but yes, mostly snacks ;)

@wigglytuffitout > because we have the sound turned kind of low so as not to wake the kids up.

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You never appreciate all of the accessibility features until you don't have any. The cut curb is a good example of physical cues that modify your unconscious behavior.

I went from Texas, where accessibility is the norm, to the Northeast US where they don't have accessible facilities. What a difference. I'll trip on the sidewalk due to a sudden elevational change or cross a hidden street without looking for traffic.

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