"You have closed registrations on mastodon.social, so how will my friends get in or find me?"

Tell your friends to sign up on knzk.me/about then tell them: "Search for MyUsername@mastodon.social" and voilà, you have found each other.

It's very similar to how e-mail addresses work.

Also, knzk.me is just an example! Your friends could have a freedom.horse or banana.dog username. The possibilities are endless.

Your friends can browse the list of servers on joinmastodon.org/ and filter it by interests or languages!

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@Gargron Newbie here: we can log into different instances with the same email/password right?

@devinprater or do you mean registering accounts on a variety of instances? You can have accounts on whatever instances but they're separate, if that makes sense

@nico Yes, that makes sense, thanks. I'm a newbie coming from Twitter. I'll spread the word about Mastodon to others who used to use native clients for Twitter on Windows because those were much more accessible to us than the site. I'm sure a programmer is making a Mastodon replacement program, so that'll help grow the Fedaverse as well. Maybe a blind.social instance as well.

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@devinprater There's a really good python wrapper for the Mastodon api which I imagine could be used to build a great app for accessibility - I imagine there are plenty of good command line readers?

@nico Usually, people use GUI screen readers, like NVDA for Windows, VoiceOver for Mac/iOS, and <shudder>Orca</shudder> for Linux, although I use Emacspeak on my Mac because Emacs does a lot, like reading eBooks and such, and Emacspeak is great. But most blind folks use Windows, so there's that.

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