WordPress Users, Please Read and Share #Re-Blog

Those of us who use wordpress.com are gradually being switched to the new block editor. Fortunately, this hasn’t happened to me, and I hope it never will. I understand that for visually impaired bloggers like me who use screen reading technology, the new editor is not accessible.

Yes, I could email my posts and use Mark Down for formatting. But I’ve looked at Mark Down, and to me, it sounds complicated. Besides, with this method, there’s no easy way to preview a post before it goes live, which, in my opinion, is not a good thing.

Why can’t I keep blogging the way I always have, writing my posts in Microsoft Word, then copying and pasting them into the classic editor? Formatting is maintained, and adding images is quick and easy. I’m sure younger bloggers with good eyes would enjoy the new editor, but why can’t everyone have a choice?

If you use wordpress.com and screen reading technology, you should be concerned about switching to the new block editor. If you want to keep using the classic editor, please read and share this post I’m re-blogging. Also, please email the accessibility developer mentioned in the post. Let’s try to persuade WordPress to give us bloggers the choice we deserve.


Via UPDATE! WordPress Owners: Please Read | beetleypete


By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. Thank you for reading. Stay safe, happy, and healthy, and may you always have positive experiences.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.


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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at: https://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

4 thoughts on “WordPress Users, Please Read and Share #Re-Blog”

  1. No Abbie. That is not correct. As I have stated multiple times, which I have sent you the information for, the new editor is accessible, it is just so blasted complicated no one sighted or otherwise wants to fool with it.
    Also as I have stated multiple times I have been working with WordPress on a test site to see if some of the bugs can be worked out of it.
    I have sent this information out repeatedly.
    So for you to make a statement “As I understand” meaning that you’re getting information from persons who don’t know how to correctly use the new editor rather than checking for yourself you’re incorrect.
    Patty L. Fletcher
    Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant
    Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .
    Food For Thought
    We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.
    -John-Roger, DSS
    Source: New Day Herald website

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    1. Patty, I remember you telling me you were working with WordPress to make the new block editor more accessible. So, I must admit I was surprised to see the earlier post you ree-blogged from BeetleyPete. I’m sorry I misunderstood.

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