John Mueller shared on Mastodon that he met with somebody who depends on display screen readers to eat the net. And he defined to him how old-school search engine optimization methods make studying the net utilizing display screen readers, effectively let’s simply say, not nice.
John wrote “Right now I had a gathering with somebody who depends on #screenreaders to get round on-line.” John stated that among the outdated search engine optimization methods like key phrase stuffing and dropping alt textual content in small invisible photographs with key phrases, and that kind of stuff, simply made it onerous or not possible for these utilizing display screen readers. John stated “listening to how the old-school #search engine optimization methods like #keyword-stuffing in #alt-text & for 1px photographs, and variations of hidden textual content (measurement, shade, off-screen) are part of their regular on-line life was fairly unhappy (and sure, I additionally made some pages like that again within the day). Simply think about what you’d consider the search engine optimization world if that is search engine optimization for you…”
John did add that this particular person stated issues are getting higher, he wrote “I used to be completely happy to listen to that additionally they noticed this type of abuse declining.”
Here’s a screenshot of the submit:
However yea, attempt to obtain a display screen reader and eat the net as should you have been visually impaired. See how that goes for you…
Oh yea, I’m fairly lively on Mastodon, you may observe me at c.im/@rustybrick if you’d like.
Discussion board dialogue at Mastodon.