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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

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…

Choosing The Best Custom Video Backgrounds For Low Vision Audiences

Choosing The Best Custom Video Backgrounds For Low Vision Audiences

Recently, I was on a video call where someone had enabled a custom video background that was designed to make it easier to concentrate on the speaker but ended up being very distracting for me as someone with low vision. The dim lighting conditions for…

How To Make Instagram Stories Accessible For Low Vision Users

How To Make Instagram Stories Accessible For Low Vision Users

The other day, I received a post request on Twitter asking about how to make Instagram stories accessible for low vision users. While I am not an active Instagram user, I am very familiar with Instagram stories and how they are used, as well as…

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…

Creating Audio Description For Recipe Videos With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description For Recipe Videos With YouDescribe

My friends and I love trying out new recipes, and one of our sources for inspiration is recipe videos that we find on social media that show different cooking techniques or flavor profiles we otherwise wouldn’t have thought of. However, a lot of these videos…

Using Free NPR Training Resources With Visual Impairment

Using Free NPR Training Resources With Visual Impairment

Earlier today, someone messaged me on Twitter asking if I knew of any free resources for helping students to practice data literacy skills, or articles about topics related to journalism and media production. I was excited to share with them that I have been using…

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…

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…

Tips For Using Social Media With Photosensitivity

Tips For Using Social Media With Photosensitivity

Recently, there has been a discussion about tips for using social media with photosensitivity, and how to avoid strobe lights on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and similar websites. As someone who has dealt with migraines triggered by strobe and flashing lights for eight years (with knowledge…

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…

How To Make ASCII/Emoji Memes Accessible For Visual Impairment

How To Make ASCII/Emoji Memes Accessible For Visual Impairment

In the last few months, there has been an increase in the amount of ASCII memes and emoji memes on social media, and several people have been asking how to make these memes accessible for visual impairment so that people with vision loss or people…

How To Write Video Descriptions For TikTok

How To Write Video Descriptions For TikTok

My friends enjoy sending me short videos from the social media platform TikTok, and recently asked me if I had any tips for how to write video descriptions for TikTok videos, since I frequently ask them questions about the videos since I can’t read certain…

Tips To Deal With Conference FOMO

Tips To Deal With Conference FOMO

There have been a few conferences and talks that I have wanted to attend, but unfortunately couldn’t due to factors outside of my control, such as chronic illness, time, distance, or finding out about awesome stuff after the fact. Most recently, I had to miss…

How To Add Alt Text On Social Media

How To Add Alt Text On Social Media

When people ask me if I have any tips for improving accessibility of social media posts, I like to ask them if they know how to add alt text on social media platforms. While a lot of people know how to add alt text on…