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Please add descriptions to your images.

There are visually impaired users floating about the federverse and they deserve descriptions.

A simple description of "airplane" or "cute Kitty" is sufficient. You can do more if you like, but at least add a succinct, basic description if possible.

· SubwayTooter · 0 · 213 · 140

@ambassador Thanks for the reminder; I am going to start doing that!

@shekkiesqueaks @ambassador it may actually, the apps tend to have trouble finding good ways to add features into their ui I think

if it's tusky, tap the image after it uploads and it'll give a small menu
some of the others likely work the same way

(I don't know that they do, ofc. this is meant as a tip not a correction)

@Vann @ambassador WHY DOES THIS WORK

I TRIED IT ONCE AND IT DIDN"T WORK AND NOW IT- o i bet i updated it since thenj hjgndffdjmg

oops

thank u for tip 🦈✨

@shekkiesqueaks @ambassador it used to remove the image which made this a really unintuitive change lol

@shekkiesqueaks @ambassador i also didn't know until i was told

the apps' UIs have some major discoverability problems

@ambassador
I'd catch the ball and recommend, as @jond wrote, to use CamelCase for hashtags.

So #MastoTips =)

@alice You can add it to the end of a toot or if on Mastodon there are ways to add an image description when posting a toot (click the text box when hovering over the picture icon i think).

@ambassador And for those developing a web-based client, make sure to put the image description in both the 'title' (hover text) and 'alt' (screen reader text) attribute!

@ambassador Do you know if client apps typically support it? I don’t see it in Tootdon…

@neven subway Tooter definitely supports it if you click on the image thumbnail when composing a post.

maight be the same in tootdon?

@ambassador I usually remember to do this, but about half the time my mobile app screws up and the description isn't included. (Tusky)

@ambassador Anyone know how to add photo descriptions in the Tootle iOS client? Thanks!

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