Job opportunity, UK, libraries & research data
Hey folks, we're recruiting for an Assistant Data Services Specialist at the British Library to support our research data strategy and DataCite consortium. It's a great entry-level post for anyone wanting to develop into a career in research data management from a more traditional research or libraries background.
Full time, fixed term (2 years), salary from £23,250
Details & application form: https://britishlibrary.recruitment.zellis.com/birl/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=01002386
child: I have these symptoms of mental illness
parent with undiagnosed mental illness: no everyone goes through that
mastodon accessibility etiquette - images with text
On mastodon, you can provide descriptions of images to keep your posts accessible. They show up on mouse-hover and in a few other situations like having the image open, but what is key for you to know is, having text means people with sight issues can use a screen reader or boost the font size which they can't do to an image.
if you screenshot text to post it, please copy and paste it from its source to fill the image description while you are still there. Or if it is already accessible at the source, provide a link and note that in the image description if you really can't be bothered (but that's still kinda rude making people switch sites for accessibility). The web ui has a button for getting text from a screenshot with OCR too, so you can run that and then edit the output for mistakes which means even less work in the case where you just got a reshared image of text.
also just fill in image descriptions even if you don't. let users with vision issues have first-class access to your posts and don't exclude them when you have the power not to.
do not just tag other people and bots to do it for you unless you really can't because of issues typing.
trans*, Berlin, Medizin, +
Die machen da Innere Medizin/Endokrinologie, Infektologie (also HIV, andere sexuell übertragbare Krankheiten, PreP, Beratung für Sexarbeitende...) UND hausärztliche Versorgung.
Und wow war das ein angenehmer Umgang. Beim nächsten mal machen wir so ein allgemeines Durchchecken und es wurde diesmal direkt angekündigt, dass die Klamotten an bleiben dürfen, so dass mensch sich darüber keine Gedanken machen muss! <3
Wurde auch direkt nach Namen/Pronomen gefragt und darauf hingewiesen, dass, wenn sie mit der Krankenkasse Behördenkram machen müssen, da ein binäres Pronomen und so drauf muss aber dass man das zu dem Zeitpunkt dann bespricht.
Außerdem cool: Sie arbeiten mit 2 Apotheken zusammen an "besseren Hormonen", zB 1 Testocreme mit 1 Hauch Östro gegen vaginale Atrophie. Wow.
Trans resources request
Our mother (white woman in her 60's from Midwestern US) needs resources for understanding non-binary genders and nothing we have on hand is understandable for her. This is a totally new concept for her and despite having come out to her years ago, she's still struggling. Does anybody have a website or something I could pass along?
update, more urgent, friend looking for a place to stay in the UK, please boost
update: the place to stay problem just got a lot more urgent, it's likely she'll be out and burning through her savings in the next week or two
if anyone knows any places she could stay please let me know
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