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
I'd say, it's acceptable to not captions images for visually impaired mostly in the same situations where it's acceptable to not translate your toot into Chinese, Somali, Arabic (and so on) for the people who do not read English ?
So, not that's it not a good thing to do when possible, but I fail to see how it can be a requirement in one situation when it is apparently not in the other ?
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.