(re image description: how *do* screen readers handle emoji, anyway? I have little faith in software, so I assume the answer is "poorly" and "πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ" gets read as "RIGHT POINTING BACKHAND INDEX LEFT POINTING BACKHAND INDEX", probably shouted at maximum volume.)

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@emily windows reads that as "hand pointing right hand pointing left"

@emily a lot of text-to-speech engines will have emoji shortname databases so it'll be like "right finger left finger" in this case

@emily It's the same volume they read everything else at. :)

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