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.
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.
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
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.