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How To Access Images Without Alt Text

How To Access Images Without Alt Text

Free options for blind/low vision users that can help with accessing online images that do not contain alt text or image descriptions that can be read by a screen reader

Seven Myths About Alt Text

Seven Myths About Alt Text

I’ve had a lot of conversations with people on social media about alt text, including common myths about alt text and how to write alt text. Alt text isn’t really talked about a lot, and many people have misconceptions about what it does or how…

Writing Media Descriptions For Current Events: My Talk At Protest Access-A-Thon

Writing Media Descriptions For Current Events: My Talk At Protest Access-A-Thon

This weekend, I had the opportunity to give a flash talk about writing media descriptions for current events as part of the Protest Access-a-Thon, an event hosted by a group called Protest Access that focuses on making content related to protests and current events accessible…

How To Write Alt Text For Casual Outfits

How To Write Alt Text For Casual Outfits

Recently, I was browsing Pinterest looking at different outfit possibilities for a casual dress that I’d just purchased online, and I started thinking about how to write alt text for casual outfits that I often see online. These images are frequently shared on social media…

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Food

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Food

I love to cook and try new foods, and frequently find myself writing short alt text and image descriptions for food so that I can tell my friends all about the new recipe I tried or the fun restaurant we got takeout from. Recently, I…

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Photojournalism Images

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Photojournalism Images

Over the last several days, there has been an increase in the number of amateur photojournalism images that have been posted online and on social media to document current events. For many people with visual impairments, these images are inaccessible or hard to see due…

Options For Writing Extended Image Descriptions On Social Media

Options For Writing Extended Image Descriptions On Social Media

A picture says a thousand words, and there are times that images on social media require more than a thousand characters to create an adequate description for people that are blind or that have low vision. While I recommend keeping image descriptions as short as…

How To Write Image Descriptions For Buildings and Architecture

How To Write Image Descriptions For Buildings and Architecture

Whenever one of my friends and I hang out on our college campus or on a video call, we always end up talking about interesting architecture or building designs that we’ve learned about online or in different classes. While I may not be able to…

How To Write Image Descriptions About Jewelry For Visual Impairment

How To Write Image Descriptions About Jewelry For Visual Impairment

One of my favorite types of products to shop for is jewelry, specifically earrings and simple necklaces. Since I am fairly selective about what I wear and have low vision, it’s extremely helpful for me to read image descriptions and alt text for jewelry items…

How To Write Image Descriptions For Cosplay

How To Write Image Descriptions For Cosplay

Over the years, I have had many friends who are talented at creating their own costumes, or cosplays, of their favorite characters from their favorite movies, anime, TV shows, and other media. Even though I may not be able to see a lot of the…

How To Write Video Descriptions For Animal Videos On Social Media

How To Write Video Descriptions For Animal Videos On Social Media

Over the last few weeks, I have seen a large number of animal videos on my social media feeds, and questions about how to write video descriptions for animal videos on social media. From penguins wandering around an aquarium to people’s dogs smiling at the…

Accessible Virtual Field Trip- Rijksmuseum

Accessible Virtual Field Trip- Rijksmuseum

It’s always fun to explore museums, landmarks, and national parks in real life, though a growing number of places are now supporting virtual tours and virtual field trips so that people can visit these amazing places no matter where they are in the world. It’s…

Creating Video Tutorials With The Free Shadow Puppet App

Creating Video Tutorials With The Free Shadow Puppet App

I recently received a question from a reader about free apps that can be used to create video tutorials on the iPad. My favorite app to do this is the free Shadow Puppet app, which doesn’t require an account and can be used by people…

How To Write Alt Text For Gifs

How To Write Alt Text For Gifs

Twitter started supporting alt text for gifs a few years ago, and one of the first questions I received when the feature debuted was about how to write alt text for gifs and where to find alt text on Twitter. I personally love that alt…

How To Write Alt Text For Amateur Art

How To Write Alt Text For Amateur Art

One of my good friends loves creating beautiful digital art, filled with lots of different colors, shapes, and a mix of both original characters and characters from pop culture. Recently, they asked me how to write alt text for amateur art, or how to write…