Oh yeah, so I’ve been slowly curating a Spotify playlist for ~inspiration~ for What Colour Is Blue?, aka the graphic novel I’ve been working on since 2006. I just made said playlist public. Hope y’all enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1UWasN0P1IZsTCipH7SomX?si=n15G6tQvQzOBtJVdrVg1Rg
How do we as a collective solve this? One quick way is to follow @alt_text — which is a bot that will send you a polite DM if you forget to do an ID. Mastodon will let you delete & remake toots.
The app I use for Mastodon on my iOS devices (Toot!) has an option under settings which won’t let me post an image until I write an ID. While Toot! is a paid app, it’s <$10 “Australian”. I’m unsure of other apps that do this, but I think it should be the standard.
Another example is colourblindness. Those w red/green colourblindness won’t know what those 2 colours look like; their brains combine them. Instead of naming colours, creatives should mention the shade & type of colours.
For example: Is it dark? Is it light? Is it medium? Is it colourful? Is it dull? And, the more detail one puts into an image description, the richer the experience for blind users.
I want to talk about accessibility in the fediverse bc I’m disabled, & I love to educate non-disabled people about accessibility matters. One thing I love about the fediverse as a whole is the fact it generally is v accessible. When it comes to image descriptions, however, I’ve noticed something that needs to change.
Someone I drew off the iOS app Sktchy.
I make art & scream about things.
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