I do most of my blogging on Dreamwidth, also at runpunkrun.
And I really do like space.
@alpine_thistle Do you have a recipe for the cucumber kimchi you made?
General request: if you post pictures, please please include alt text describing the image so that everyone, regardless of visual ability, can enjoy your toot.
Please consider asking others to do this. Optionally, reconsider boosting toots if they don't have alt text.
We all have an opportunity to help shape the culture of this place and I'd love, love, love if it were "oh, everyone posts alt text with their images because that's just what you do."
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
Free accessibility tips from my wife, a professional UX designer who does a lot of accessibility work:
1. Keep your image descriptions short, simple, and descriptive. Try to limit it to a single tweet-length.
2. Don’t do both alt-text AND a visible image description. This will result in screenreaders reading your caption twice.
3. Use camel case in your hashtags.