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My Ideas For Improving Alt Text Features On Social Media

My Ideas For Improving Alt Text Features On Social Media

I was quoted in the Wall Street Journal talking about how I would improve existing alt text features on Twitter and other social media. While the actual quote is only a sentence long, I have many other thoughts on improving alt text features on social…

How To Create Helpful Visual Descriptions For Visually Impaired Audiences

How To Create Helpful Visual Descriptions For Visually Impaired Audiences

At many of the recent events I have attended, I’ve noticed that the speakers have been including visual descriptions of themselves when introducing themselves, to be more inclusive of visually impaired audiences. While I know some people don’t believe visual descriptions are necessary, I personally…

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

Digital Accessibility and Chronic Pain

Digital Accessibility and Chronic Pain

Even though I have lived with a chronic pain condition for many years, it wasn’t until recently that I fully realized how my condition influences how I interact with websites, applications, and other digital content, and how there aren’t many resources available that talk about…

How I Optimize My Website For Cognitive Accessibility

How I Optimize My Website For Cognitive Accessibility

As someone who regularly writes about assistive technology and accessibility, I have taken a lot of steps to ensure that my content is accessible to as many audiences as possible- not just people with low vision or blindness. One of the areas I have been…

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…

How To Create Accessible Pie Charts For Low Vision

How To Create Accessible Pie Charts For Low Vision

One of the most popular topics in the accessibility space right now is accessible data visualizations and how to make graphs and charts accessible for people with vision loss- inclusive of blind, low vision, and visual impairment. Since this is such an emerging space, a…

How To Write Alt Text For Color Palettes

How To Write Alt Text For Color Palettes

I’ve been working with a lot of different color palettes lately as I’ve been redecorating my room, helping a friend redecorate their room, and also working on other web and graphic design projects. Color palettes are an essential tool for helping to organize color information…

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…

Why Everyone Should Design For Chiari Malformation: My Talk At ID24 2020

Why Everyone Should Design For Chiari Malformation: My Talk At ID24 2020

Recently, I had the opportunity to give a talk at the Inclusive Design 24 Conference (ID24) called “Why Everyone Should Design For Chiari Malformation,” in honor of Chiari Malformation Awareness Month. This talk was especially meaningful for me, as I ended up giving it the…

How To Create Accessible Workspaces For Chiari Malformation

How To Create Accessible Workspaces For Chiari Malformation

The first time someone asked me if there was anything they could do to make my workspace more accessible for my chronic illness/brain condition, I wasn’t sure what to say, as I had never considered how it could influence how I configure my desk or…

Choosing New Devices With Chiari Malformation

Choosing New Devices With Chiari Malformation

One of the main reasons that I am skeptical to try new devices or devices made by brands I’m not familiar with is because my brain condition can have a tremendous impact on how well I am able to use the device, or if I…

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…

Middle School Classrooms and Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Middle School Classrooms and Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Last semester, I had the opportunity to work with an elementary school-aged student and their teachers to help implement various accessibility tools within the classroom. After observing how the student moved around the classroom, I created a plan to help make their classroom more inclusive…

How To Create Accessible Map Charts For Low Vision

How To Create Accessible Map Charts For Low Vision

One of the most popular topics in the accessibility space right now is accessible data visualizations and how to make graphs and charts accessible for people with vision loss- inclusive of blind, low vision, and visual impairment. Since this is such an emerging space, a…