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 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
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.
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