To Fediverse users who use screen readers: do you prefer people to integrate #hashtags inside the text, or....
do you prefer when they repeat the word by listing all the hashtags at the end, after the text?
Please boost.


@stragu Hmm. I don't really care either way. I usually put my hashtags inside the text to save space, so of course I don't mind others doing the same. And while putting them at the end makes a toot a bit longer, it's hardly a major thing.
Just capitalize each word in multiple word hashtags, that's all. Where you put them is up to you.

@stragu @Mayana And if a multi-word hashtag is separated by an underscore instead, does it confuse the screen reader?

@setthemfree @stragu It doesn't, but just capitalizing each word is shorter.
Besides, can you use underscores in hashtags? And if you can, how many people would remember to, say, search not only for SecularHumanism, but also Secular_Humanism?

@Mayana @stragu That is an interesting question - which way of representing a multi-word hashtag should be considered the default or the norm? JoinMastodon's blog encourages to use CapWords, and it seems to prevail on proprietary social media.

I have bias though, maybe because of my exposure to python, to prefer lowercase identifiers with underscores (or dashes) as word separators. I guess I need to take this bias into account when marking my posts with hashtags.

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