Given Markdown’s nature, I came to the realization that it,
however unintentionally, is in fact a wonderful accessibility
tool, because it reduces eye strain while writing. The
simplicity of Markdown’s syntax makes it possible to not have to
look at the screen every time I want to italicize a word or
insert a link. My eyes are more sensitive than most people’s
insofar that I can stare at a screen only so long before fatigue
and pain sets in. The less time I have to look at the screen,
the better my eyes feel. Thus, what makes using Markdown so
great is that I don’t have to waste time trying to locate
buttons or menu options. I just glance down at my keyboard to
ensure I’m pressing the right keys.
This made my day.