This is an interesting look at accessibility by a fully sighted individual. The author realized that many items shared on Facebook couldn’t be viewed by visually impaired friends and screen readers couldn’t decipher what was in the image.
She started transcribing what was in each image that she shared and quickly realized how much can be missed when friends aren’t doing this. The article is a good reminder of what can and can’t be read by screen readers and what an extra minute or two of time can achieve.
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Visual Impairment and Internet: What I learned when I started transcribing Facebook memes