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Is the accusation that smallcaps significantly hurts my question's software compatibility well founded?

Yes, the small caps you're using are bad for machines. People also may have issues with them. AceCalhoon pointed us in comments to a question on Super User about the usage and purpose of these glyphs....
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Are Markdown tables superior to MathJax arrays for accessibility?

Realized I could do some experimentation of my own here: at least with the Non-Visual Digital Access (NVDA) screen reader (which is free, and therefore quite popular as I understand things—it’s also ...
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Is the accusation that smallcaps significantly hurts my question's software compatibility well founded?

The F in your iterations of Let Us Discuss This Further appears as a white box for me. Kind of a case-in-point: if this is happening to me, it’s happening to others,...
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Can we make the dice bot more accessible?

Yes, let's do this. Make the d6 use numbers instead of pips. Theory background. Using text to represent graphics isn't really accessible, and tends to be done primarily because it “works” for people ...
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Can we make the dice bot more accessible?

(Foreword so I can actually sound trustworthy as I write about this: I've been an accessibility developer for the past few years doing things exactly like this.) We don't actually have to change the ...
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Is the accusation that smallcaps significantly hurts my question's software compatibility well founded?

The observation is founded 1. Style is secondary to comprehensibility Though we do prefer to maintain the style used in sources, this isn't a hard rule and is always secondary to making sure posts ...
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Can we look at the contrast on tag warnings?

You're right, there's an accessibility issue with these colors. The colors are #9f8010 for text and #fffdf7 for background. ...
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What are some consensus recommendations for screenreader readability formatting?

First of all, remember you can click on tags to see all the things tagged with them: accessibility is probably the best extant resource we have on this subject. Beyond that, here are a few best ...
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Is the accusation that smallcaps significantly hurts my question's software compatibility well founded?

The reasons are well-founded. The original question was not written in English. This meant it was extremely difficult to access the page using a screen reader. The SuperUser question Why shouldn’t I ...
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Use real headers instead of fake headers

The fix Fake headers are easily fixed. When you want to make a header, there are three ways to create one: Click the Heading editor button: Select the heading text and type ctrlh. Manually type the ...
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I never add image descriptions to my image-containing posts. Should I?

When screen reader reads the page to visually impaired person, she will hear something like: Image. Described as "enter image description here". Details may vary, some readers can (could) ...
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When should code tags be used for dice syntax?

Code tags if the dice syntax refers to a specific computerized system; normal text otherwise Since AnyDice syntax can be copy-pasted into a specific computerized system, I would say that code tags are ...
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Does using numerous   whitespace characters to center a line of text cause accessibility issues?

Irrespective of accessibility, it just isn't a good solution in general. Checked my own post on my phone, and using   doesn't work; it was aligned in the ...
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How should alt-text be considered for accessibility?

Actual text should always be preferred I think unless there's something in the visual form/presentation that is key to the issue (and that's gonna be fairly rarely, and even then also having a text ...
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How do I make voice-to-text work in RPG.SE chat?

This is an odd Windows feature, it appears. What I discovered, after experimenting on Meta.SE, Christianity.SE, and here is that sometimes, after hitting window + H, to enable voice to text, you have ...
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Does using numerous   whitespace characters to center a line of text cause accessibility issues?

Unless formatting is important, don't quote formatting A general rule in quoting is, that formatting is not taken from a text unless it is important. Importance is usually only afforded to properties ...
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How should alt-text be considered for accessibility?

Avoid images of text The accessibility concerns with text in images (even with alt text) are: You can't copy the text It won't be responsive, so the text will be awkward to read on some screens ...
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Does using numerous   whitespace characters to center a line of text cause accessibility issues?

This is zero issue for screenreaders A screenreader will just treat all those spaces as a space and move to the next text it has to read aloud, so it won’t cause any problems for those who rely on ...
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Making Citations Accessible

The most accessible way to format citations that is, well, accessible to us, is probably to include them parenthetically (or with brackets or what have you). As you have found, whether you make them ...
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How should alt-text be considered for accessibility?

Unless the format is significant, don't use pictures There might be cases where an error in the formating of the page is significant or assists in showing the problem or the formating itself is part ...
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I never add image descriptions to my image-containing posts. Should I?

Image descriptions help visually impaired users engage with your content That's a good thing to do on its own merits and is well covered in Molot's answer. The effort it takes won't cost you much and ...
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Are Markdown tables superior to MathJax arrays for accessibility?

iOS Safari reader view Markdown: MathJax: On the iOS Safari, the MathJax table does not automatically scale with screen width(though you can scroll on it), but Markdown does. Markdown just looks ...
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Use real headers instead of fake headers

Be careful with level 1 headers The title of the question is an H1 (source: I just checked), and the entire question should be subordinate to ("below") the title. If the question contains a separate ...
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