not a subtoot, just angererery because I'm noticing a trend. we're getting worse at it
if you forget a lot you can follow @alt_text who will then DM you if you post an image without a description
so yeah I'm a little salty about undescribed images because for me and everyone else who uses a screen reader—we just don't want to miss out on your posts. I followed y'all because I'm interested in what you have to say, and if you can't even write a couple words for your images, you're saying that's not meaningful to you
@io I will stop retooting images with no description because I always describe mine. Sorry that people aren't being aware.
@io i've been thinking about this lately. could you tell what screen reader software do you use? and, if you know, what other software do people with disabilities use.
it's hard to follow accessibilty guidlines for webdev when you don't have experience using assistive technologies, so i wanna try it
@io if I ever don't put a description, please feel free to call me on it. I will at the first available moment delete/redraft. I actually enjoy having the extra characters to describe my photos.
@jannamark yep that's another good one!
@io doesnt help that the fucking ui for adding it is terrible. I often have to tab away to check what the image actually says because th compose box for it OBSCURES THE IMAGE and that resets my position in the compose box, its a design nightmare,
even worse if youre on your phone
@io Hey, I never thought about it, but it makes sense. I hate pictures, but on the rare occasion that I use one, I'll remember this.
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