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PSA: I know image descriptions aren't possible for everyone and I respect that access-needs clash (all disabled people are familiar with this phenomenon). But I also know a lot more people can describe their images than are currently doing so.

If you can, you should describe
* jokes and memes; it's no good telling me I'm not missing anything
* gifs and videos
* your art! I see so much art I can't boost
* cute animal pics; I'm always sad when I can't boost the cute dogs
* audio clips too!

@error_1202 i often forget this. It got better with @PleaseCaption - it notifies me when there's no caption on something.

@error_1202 I hadn’t thought of captioning audio clips. Noted, and thanks.

@error_1202 Is it enough that my toot describes my media, or should I also copy & paste in the caption area?

@kete People might have different answers on this, but I think it's okay.

Image description tips from a sighted person who read an article once 

@error_1202

End your captions with a period so screen readers will read it properly. Without a period it'll become a run on sentence with the next post.

Be to-the-point. Long descriptions take a long time for screen readers to read.

You don't have to say "this is a photo of a cute cat." You can just say "cute cat. Photo."

Anyway I'm sighted n almost never use a screen reader so take this with a grain of salt.

@error_1202 The problems i face with doing this is

1. The webUI does not allow this(On pleroma at least...unless i'm missing somehting)

2. I never know quite how to describe an image...like what is actually important or what is optional. What do i think is optional but is actually important in conveying what the image is showing?

But it is something i want to start doing more.
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