@trondd thank you, that’s really kind of you to say, and means a lot to me!

Last night’s Small is Beautiful livestream is now up on our site with transcript, captions (and new for this week), links!

We started discussing the National Rail greyscale “mourning” accessibility issues and so much more.


Half an hour til the livestream! (See previous toots!)

@panais my anxiety begs to differ! It does genuinely help me to learn to squash annoying speech patterns, but also to be a little kinder to myself when I don’t sound as daft as I thought at the time!

@panais cheers! It’s worthwhile in so many ways. Also forces me to face my own demons (me, speaking live 😂)

A less tired person would’ve thought to add a link there. Previous livestreams all up on: small-tech.org/videos/

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If you miss the livestream, never fear! The video is always available on our site near-instantly, and I try to get a good transcript and captions up within a day or two.

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On today’s livestream (5pm Irish time), we’re going to talk about @better and its impact on both accessibility and privacy, inspired by the National Rail earlier in the week.)

You can join in with us (with headphones and mic!) in the studio too:


@panais @emmanuelc ooh interesting (I can use a translate app to make up for my linguistic failings!) I wonder if this is a detectable feature that I can offer a better font for…

@dav if only I had seen this earlier! 😂 you would’ve solved my captions woes too! Thank you for letting me know, I’ll get that fixed.

Captions are now working! My fault… don’t try to include unescaped code in your captions. Wrote up a bit about how it failed silently on my site: laurakalbag.com/notes/

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And now the video for last week’s Small is Beautiful, introducing the Svelte Nano Donation component, is up on our site with a transcript.

Captions coming shortly, just trying to work out why Vimeo isn’t showing them correctly…


I’ve added a custom dictionary and yet the auto-transcription can’t ever transcribe mine and @aral’s names correctly.

Why could that possibly be? 🤔

(I do actually know, it’s because our non-English names are too “foreign.” And clearly my non-American accent doesn’t help.)

@ff0000 😂 I’d like to think it’s because I have a particularly focusable face, but it’s more likely that I was just more central in the frame! @aral

This week’s Small Is Beautiful livestream will be on “National Rail Fail: lessons to be learned on privacy and accessibility”

How come
@better fixes the National Rail site? What are the wider implications?

Thursday 15th April, 5pm (Irish time) at small-tech.org/events/small-is

It’ll be me and @aral this week. Back in separate rooms, I suspect.

Also the first “outing” for the first ever outfit I’ve sewed myself.

Much fun was had, being in the same room, messing with the camera focus, and most importantly, talking about Nano (and why we don’t like most cryptocurrencies) and the design and development decisions behind the component.


If you missed the live stream, you can watch our unscheduled Small Is Beautiful episode for the Svelte Nano Donation component release.

We covered:

- using it with SvelteKit
- using it in plain html/css (via Vite)
- accessibility considerations, etc.


#nano #svelte #sveltekit #vitejs #SmallTech #a11y

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