I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

@guilevi

Hi.
Actually I don't put description on the images I toot there, usually because they're just funny ones and it stops being funny if it has to be described/explained so the extra work seems pointless to me.

Would you consider that acceptable ? When do you believe it is important to describe images ?

@lienrag @guilevi If images are funny but stop being funny when you describe them without having to explain, then they probably weren't that funny in the first place.
@lienrag @guilevi You didn't provide much of a counter-argument, but I will elaborate. It isn't that funny because of the over-reliance on the visual aspect, making it less universal. It's like stereoscopic images, it's only fun for people who can see the hidden image (I personally can't) so they aren't universally entertaining.

Of course the images you share will be fun to you, but they aren't that funny in general if only you and a specific subset of people can physically enjoy them.
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