Do you have a social media account? Then this blog post is for you!
What’s with the image descriptions on my socials?
You might have noticed I’ve recently made a big effort to do image descriptions on my photos on social media. Wait! Are you even following me on social media?!
I describe what the photo looks like in each post.
They’re for people who can’t see the image – they might use a screen reader (reads out text to them) or just want the image described.
I used to do this in my old comms job at a disability NFP, but wasn’t doing it on my own social media. I realised that my audience probably needs image descriptions and I want to be a good ally to people with different accessibility needs. Plus, I talk about access in my work so I really do need to walk the talk. So I have really been trying. Usually I’m straight forward but sometimes I’m cheeky and add some humour into it.