I love how most people provide alt text for their images. This is amazing and so helpful. Thank you everyone and keep using alt text!!!
@alinanorakari thats awesome they help you as well!!! I’m losing my vision more and more over time so I’m learning to use assistive technology and its been a huge help.
While my vision is limited by myopia from one side and presbyopia from the other, I do fine with glasses. Still the alt text often has information that helps me to understand what the picture is meant to say. That can be additional information, or something I might not have noticed on my own. I like that.
I really appreciate the way that Mastodon as a web app encourages alt text with a "No description added" label on new image uploads.
It's only a subtle functional change over the way the birdsite handles image descriptions, but it establishes the expectation of accessibility as a norm just the same.
@DrCuriosity yes I agree. It encourages accessibility and normalizes it. More and more people on here are using alt text to describe their images. This is really good I find that other social media sites don’t really have this kind of Inviorment.
@oliviersaraja awe please do your best. Its very helpful especially for people with visual impairments and other disabilities. It helps people visualize your pictures and the descriptions are sooo helpful.
@Quietgirl82 I have at least a friend here with visual impairment so, yes, I should definitely pay attention.
@Quietgirl82 I've been adding description for years (if someone is reading this and struggles with them: message me, I will gladly caption) but recently I run into a very detailed art description and I realized that I've missed few details only when I read the description by the author, it's awesome!
@Quietgirl82 I keep forgetting to use alt text in my image posts. Thanks for this reminder, it will help me try harder.
@Quietgirl82 Well, it also helps that this is a default option already built in. People are lazy and often forget. At least I feel that way.
@Pistolenkind thats good this is a built in option. It helps with putting awareness of accessibility in everyone’s mind.
@Quietgirl82 It's an important step. Consideration and rethinking are great. Adjusting the structure of the situation to the needs of others is even better.
@Pistolenkind yes I have noticed that people use alt text more here then any other social media. This is really good I can interact with the pictures and images like everyone else.
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