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.
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 here's a guide on when it's acceptable to caption / not caption images for visually impaired
@lienrag there is no requirement that you do anything specific in your dealings with others, but why not take an extra five seconds to do it when people are specifically asking for it?
I try to do it when I think of it and when it actually takes five seconds.
A good way to improve the situation is the bar that appears above (or below ?) the toot in glitch-social (I think ? It's been a while), when I see it it reminds me that it's useful and I usually try to caption the image then.
Instance généraliste majoritairement francophone.