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People from far and wide had received the memo to be just awful.
Could be worse he could be on tinder
— Stuart Bain (@bainbain86) April 5, 2018
— Andy baker (@Bakes_1) April 5, 2018
Stevie wonder has Twitter I didn’t see that coming
— IanMichael (@IBettridge) April 5, 2018
Some had seemingly legitmate concerns.
Wtf how can he tweet?
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) April 5, 2018
While others took that and revved up the conspiracy machine.
He's not blind. Honestly, look at the videos on YouTube
— Villa (@Vancouvervilla) April 5, 2018
He's not going to read this i bet
— Max Savage (@Maxyboy101) April 5, 2018
Like he's gonna see that
— dan (@Dannybanter1974) April 5, 2018
Some openly admitted they were only here to witness the car crash of commenting.
Im just here to see the comments…
— Andy Holdsworth (@andyh25153615) April 5, 2018
The terrible tweets just kept coming.
.:. .:: .: .. . ::..:. :.. .. .::. .: .: :. .: : ..
— Anthony Bunn (@AntBunn) April 5, 2018
Sending Tweets like…. qaewrvipoyuqerbvpiuergbv
— Matthew (@Simptuation) April 5, 2018
Some seemed to get him mixed up with another musical legend from the same era.
— Ben Autie (@BenAutie) April 5, 2018
His first tweet …
— Tom (@ThomasLewington) April 5, 2018
And some just took pure offence to Piers Morgan for no other reason than because he was Piers Morgan.
Your bang out of order
— Ross Perkins (@7Rosco) April 5, 2018
But amidst the same jokes about his disability, there was always time to rip Piers in the process.
So far, the Isn’t She Lovely singer had tweeted just once and that was in celebration of the life of Martin Luther King and it’s had over 38,000 retweets.
On April 4th, 1968 at 7:05 p.m. central time, Dr. King’s life was cut tragically short. 50 years later a need for his dream to be fulfilled is far greater than ever.
Share your dream & post your own #DreamStillLives video. Spread love…spread hope. pic.twitter.com/51BaCW78GC
— Stevie Wonder (@StevieWonder) April 5, 2018
With an impressive 14.3k followers already, the 67-year-old is still yet to follow anyone.
Despite the flurry of users asking ‘but how can a blind person use Twitter?’, there are ways the app caters for disabilities such as blindness.
The social media giant does have features that give blind and visually impaired users a better experience. Rob Long, a blind veteran and martial arts competitor, went viral when he tweeted about the feature in January.
‘I’m a blind twitter user. There are a lot of us out there. Increase your ability to reach us and help us interact with your pictures, it’s really simple and makes a huge difference to our twitter experience allowing us to see your images our way. Thanks for the description,’ he said, which has had over 145,000 retweets so far.
I’m a blind twitter user. There are a lot of us out there. Increase your ability to reach us and help us interact with your pictures, it’s really simple and makes a huge difference to our twitter experiance allowing us to see your images our way. Thanks for the description pic.twitter.com/hCsjoFdmev
— Rob Long (@_Red_Long) January 3, 2018
So if you want to help visually impaired and blind people have a better user experience, simply go to your profile, click ‘settings’ and turn ‘Compose image descriptions’ on.
When you next post a tweet with an image it’ll give you the choice to add a brief description to aid said users.
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