Sometimes I just want an eBook reader that gets out of the way and Foliate might just be minimalist alternative to Calibre I’ve been waiting for. I may actually enjoy reading on my laptop again.
Want to highlight text and take notes… No problem, Foliate can do that.
Want to use your favorite system font? You can do that. Remarkably it works very well. I’ve been using eBook readers for over ten years now and selecting custom fonts has always been a challenge. But here it’s as simple as changing your text editor font in a GNOME application. In fact everything about this application was designed to work well in GNOME.
White background and black text hard on your eyes after hours of reading. Changing between defaults is a few toggles, radio buttons, and sliders away. No need to learn using cascading style sheets.
Almost forgot, you can look up definitions and Wikipedia references.
In this case a blind / low vision customer relies on a screen reader to use the web and the website was not accessible to that assistive technology. In my opinion this is comparable to a staircase leading up to a business’s front door. If there isn’t a wheelchair ramp, lift or other way into the business that creates and situation where the business would be in violation of the American’s with Disabilities Act.
When businesses retrofit, expand or add on to an existing building they’re required to meet ADA guidelines. Similarly when a business redesigns or upgrades their website they should be required to test to meet a baseline of accessibility standards and make changes in good faith when problems are discovered.