in light of recent japanese roller coaster park news i have made this #pleasescreaminsideyourheart
PLEASE watch this video of a juvenile red-tailed hawk accidentally flying for the first time
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Agreed to give other people advice on how to do a job (program management) I've only had for 6 months because my boss asked me to and yeah, that's terrifying.
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Every time I need to send an email to over 500 people, I have to log a tracking ticket for it ideally a week in advance and it's not like...hard to do this, but it just feels like this really bullshit task I do all the time now. Anyway, I'm just bitching. >.<
PSA: I know image descriptions aren't possible for everyone and I respect that access-needs clash (all disabled people are familiar with this phenomenon). But I also know a lot more people can describe their images than are currently doing so.
If you can, you should describe
* jokes and memes; it's no good telling me I'm not missing anything
* gifs and videos
* your art! I see so much art I can't boost
* cute animal pics; I'm always sad when I can't boost the cute dogs
* audio clips too!
I appreciate sighted fediverse users concern about image descriptions and ways to be "screenreader friendly." Mostly I agree with you, maybe with quibbles but they're not worth trying to nitpick and I'm aware I'm not the sole authority, just one visually impaired person.
But sometimes you all end up talking to each other and I worry that some of the advice that makes me wince is getting solidified into prescriptivism. Please make sure visually impaired people are part of these conversations.
@red I'm partially sighted. I rely on image descriptions all the time. I'm fine with them being in replies, I'm fine with people warning me when stuff isn't "screenreader friendly." I'm not fine with my own evaluations of what I find useful or helpful being called misinformation.
Like sure there are ways for the technology to make it easier or more normal to describe images but culture is always more important to me than technological solutions bc it's more robust and transferable.
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