Turning to Mastodon – Is This the Accessible Alternative to Twitter?

Hey everyone and in my neck of the woods it is a holiday weekend.
So Canada, happy Victoria Day holiday to you!
Today, our president Donna J. Jodhan shares her views on the arrival of Mastodon.
Read her views and send your feedback to info@sterlingcreations.ca.
I’m Scott Savoy!

The Mastodon logo on a navy blue background.Turning to Mastodon
by Donna J. Jodhan

Now that the new owner of Twitter has found it necessary to severely curtail accessibility for persons with disabilities, we are seeing a mass exodus from Twitter and a march towards the Mastodon platform. The sad part about this mass exodus is that the new owner really does not care. In short, he is much more concerned with approaching things in his way, and in doing so, he has deliberately chosen to ignore and chop accessibility and navigability to his new toy!

Yes! His new toy! Here we have a man who is overly rich financially who really does not care about anyone else but himself. Whose main mission is to do what he wants and darn to anyone else. A man who does not care when he cuts off services to a very lucrative and rapidly growing market. But, is this not the case with others like him?

The minute they believe that cuts need to be made, then guess what? It is almost always users, customers, and persons with disabilities who are the very first victims of their whims and fancies!

This attitude and trend is no stranger to our landscape. How can we change this horrible circumstance? My respectful opinion is that, for better or for worse, an attitude only seems to change whenever someone is directly affected. I don’t wish disability on anyone, but we need to find a way to start reversing this sad and unfortunate trend.

So, onwards we go, and as long as this rich little boy keeps his head buried in the sand, playing with his expensive toy, persons with disabilities and organizations for and of persons with disabilities will continue to depart Twitter and head for Mastodon!

Just my two cents for today!

To learn more about me as an award winning sight loss coach and advocate visit www.donnajodhan.com


About Donna Jodhan

Donna Jodhan is an award winning blind author, advocate, sight loss coach, blogger, podcast commentator, and accessibility specialist.
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