You know that thing where people make fun of a terrible opinion by writing it in a mixture of upper and lower case? It's probably not a good idea.

Screenreader software used by blind or partially-sighted people interprets capital letters as the beginning of a word.

This means that a phrase written as "FiNe PEopLe oN BoTh siDeS" will sound like gibberish.

If accessibility matters to you, try to avoid doing this.

#FediTips #Accessibility #A11y

@feditips Could someone explain to me why someone would deliberately take the time to use capitalization like that ? I think it is generational, but maybe it is more of a subculture thing…

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@mrak @feditips It's meant to be sort of drawn out in a mocking tone. Like if you imagine the caps as emphasis, it sort of distorts the words to that effect. There's also a loose connection to a Spongebob meme. nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/0

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