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Six Sentence Story: Code

Photo: The words, "CODE: instructions for a computer (as within a piece of software)" on a white background
When the prompt word (code) was given for this week's Six Sentence Story, it didn't take me long to come up with a topic. As a host of a blog hop (the Ten Things of Thankful), I have been frustrated trying to find a link-up code service that is truly accessible to those who use screen readers. The company I use used to work with screen readers, but they have "improved" their service, much to my chagrin, and the frustration of some bloggers. If any of you know of a blog link-up service that is accessible, please let me know! Thanks!

There once was a service called Inlinkz
Once useful, but now it stinks.
The link-up code, I find
Is unfriendly to the blind.
And Inlinkz doesn't care, methinks.
(A sad, but true tale.)

#PleaseIntegrateAScreenReader
#BringBackTheOldInlinkz

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  1. How i hate companies that "improve" their products into uselessness.

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    1. I don't think they thought through the implications of the "improvements" very well. I don't know what is required to make the code accessible, but I do know that it somehow was before the changes and now is not.

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  2. I feel your frustration for finding another service! Having said that I wasn't aware of the issues with "readers". Perhaps someone reading your Six will have information on another service.
    Glad you linked up :)

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  3. lol*
    very clever Six, yo

    * a compliment both on the medium and the message...

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  4. Oh the frustration! Hope someone makes improved improvements!

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  5. Agree completely! New and improved my foot! I will never forgive Kraft for ruining their boxed mac and cheese! TASTS LIKE THE BOX NOW!!!!!

    Good six. You defined the frustration in all of us.

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  6. Brilliant way of voicing your dismay! Perhaps a service that caters to the blind community could help you find a screen reader friendly linking tool?

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