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Date: 2011-03-05 02:41 pm (UTC)
meloukhia: Sean Connery as James Bond, wearing a white shirt and tie, a cigarette dragging from his lip, pointing a gun. (James Bond)
From: [personal profile] meloukhia
I get private notes in my ask box from users thanking me for image descriptions; not just blind folks but also people who sometimes have trouble parsing the content of images.

I think also that it serves another function: It reminds people who would not otherwise be aware of it that web accessibility is an issue and they should care about it. At least once a day I see a post explaining what/why image descriptions are in response to an 'ask.' I *think* I may have been the person who started doing it on Tumblr (happy to be corrected if I'm not) and I noticed that it spread like wildfire and is becoming increasingly common (I'm still lobbying Tumblr to allow people to alt tag their images, it is ridiculous that this isn't a feature). And I note that, for example, people who weren't using alt tags on their personal sites now *are* because they saw it discussed on Tumblr.

I'm also (ahem) the person who wrote 'So, Like...' so I'm glad you like it!
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