To Fediverse users who use screen readers: do you prefer people to integrate 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 I only sometimes use a screenreader but I personally prefer them in the text. They sometimes sound more confusing if they're listed altogether at once.

@stragu I much prefer integration. Makes the post flow a little more.

@Leannefaith thank you Leanne for your reply! This seems to be the preference, from the few replies I’ve gotten so far.

@stragu no problem; and I seriously doubt there are many of us on Fedi. I should add though that that doesn’t apply when every other word is a hashtag, but I suspect that’s annoying whoever you are. :)

@Leannefaith about 5 people replied, which I’m pretty happy with! The thing with too many hashtags is the thing that everyone agrees on :)

@stragu I don't know whether that matters, but if you use a multi-word hashtag, make sure you CapitalizeEachWord so screen readers know where to separate the words

@ben thanks Ben! I knew about this one but thought I’d check if there are further preferences :)


My two cents: I like to use #inline #hashtags since they take up less vertical screen space than a hashtag block. Additionally, inline tags are less likely to be overused/abused since they need to be contextual.

Interested in other opinions on this matter!

@stragu hashtags inline, even if that makes the grammar a bit awkward. i hate the instagram "influencer tag basement" style because they tend to jam in wildly tangential tags rather than actually relevant ones which then also fills those tags with cruft

@LazyTechsupport @stragu “tag basement” is an excellent description of this, thankyou :)

@stragu Did you notice you actually used different hashtags in your example? 😄

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