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How to make math/stats discussion friendly to blind people?

I'm not literally blind, but I'm legally blind, with corrected acuity on the order of 20/200. My condition could be more informatively described as "low vision". So I'm just as dependent on my vision ...
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Is it time for an independent Statistics Q&A website? How can we be more independent? #STEXIT #WhoOwnsTheInternet

Solution: exact copy elsewhere It is possible to have a virtually identical format, widely and productively used, under control of a non-SE entity that is invested in high-quality treatment of the ...
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Cross Validated's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As @FranckDernoncourt has pointed out there's a lot of wasted space at the top with this new layout. That's mainly due to the banner which contains just a link to our home page (an icon together with ...
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Why do I see some questions with a blue background?

This means that at least one of those three tags (time-series, arima or var) were favorited by you. This feature facilitates users finding questions of their interest. On the other hand, ignored tags ...
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Is it time for an independent Statistics Q&A website? How can we be more independent? #STEXIT #WhoOwnsTheInternet

Solution: create an independent WIKI portal The Q&A format of StackExchange has generated a sort of yellow pages for all sort of problems with several advantages: It generates content/information ...
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Cross Validated's updated site theme is ready for testing!

status-completed There is another change, probably unintended: On this machine (and all my other machines), in the old design, posts that I have visited before (on the same machine), and posts not ...
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When does a question icon switch from having a white background to having a green background?

This has to do with whether a question has an accepted answer, and/or whether your answer was accepted. When you look at a list of questions, the icon is filled green if that question has an ...
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Cross Validated's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Why waste so much vertical space before the actual content appears? More generally, with all the white spaces, it looks like the website was designed to be browsed on an iPad.
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Where did the link to the help go?

In case you missed it, the link to the help is back (next to other buttons on top-right menu).
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Where did the link to the help go?

Note: the link to help can now be found under the SE 'hamburger' with chat. In some ways, I think the new top bar is better than the old one. Not having a convenient link to the help or tour pages,...
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How to make math/stats discussion friendly to blind people?

This is mostly an addendum to @Kodiologist's enlightening answer. I suggest downloading and installing an app that simulates different types of color impairment, and then running your visualizations ...
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Could we change the color of the accepted answer check for color blind people?

The above was clipped from DBA.SE. Putting a circle/something around the arrow seems like a good move to me. That would make the distinction clear for users with bad monitors and/or are color ...
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Notify a user in a new question

There seems to be a lot packed into your question. As far as the parts that consider changing the SE system, I suspect that is unlikely to occur. Here are a few concrete suggestions regarding some ...
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When will Cross Validated get new 2015 Stack Exchange user pages? (Update: they are now available)

The nearest I have to an actual answer is here; the new profile pages will appear when the CSS changes go through. At that link there's a list of SE sites that have been done and a list of sites that ...
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A space is missing in the design of the opinion-based post notice

Thanks for reporting. Fix for this is waiting in repo for next build. Should be live in couple hours.
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Cross Validated's updated site theme is ready for testing!

With a wide window the three-column layout looks all right, though you could perhaps make the centre column a bit wider (long lines of text seem to be more legible on screen than on the printed page): ...
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Cross Validated's updated site theme is ready for testing!

status-completed Longer mathematical expressions rendered in MathJax can extend into the right column, & are superimposed on what's already there:
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Cross Validated's updated site theme is ready for testing!

status-completed This sort of thing used to work better than it looks on my machine now: from https://stats.stackexchange.com/a/389683/805
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Why do I see some questions with a blue background?

+1 to @AndreSilva. Specifically, on the right side of the screen / screenshot under the blue box you see "Favorite Tags". Yours include r time-series forecasting. Questions with those tags will be ...
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Cross Validated's updated site theme is ready for testing!

I liked the way how themes for meta and non-meta where different. With the currently similar themes I get confused and this is annoying because the menu's for navigation are different between meta and ...
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Where did the link to the help go?

Users with low reputation should still see a help link in the top bar, but users with (I think) more than some particular amount of reputation will see other tools in the same position. The help ...
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Cross Validated's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Not sure if this is caused by the new theme, but this looks like unintended behavior (rendering of the badge container; awarding of the badge is perfectly fine):
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Cross Validated's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Two problems that are probably related: On my linux machine (latest (testing) debian, mate desktop) both occurs, but not on windows neither android. 1) when clicking on the flag symbol for sending a ...
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3 votes

Site design updates are live!

The colour choices for normal links and visited links in the hot network questions is counter-intuitive, as visited link get emphasised instead of de-emphasised:
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Missing or broken CSS in main CV chat room

This appears to have been a temporary issue with the content delivery network CSS file affecting at least one user.
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Is it time for an independent Statistics Q&A website? How can we be more independent? #STEXIT #WhoOwnsTheInternet

Solution: Wait. More time is needed. Eventually, more and more users will be fed up with declining SE and look for something fresh, new and better. If the site does not innovate, if the site does not ...
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Is it time for an independent Statistics Q&A website? How can we be more independent? #STEXIT #WhoOwnsTheInternet

Solution: The my blog model Something like a system/platform that integrates blogrings related to Q&A by using some shared standard and being a distributed system rather than being centralized. A ...

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