Mastodon also has the ability to add image descriptions to your media posts, and we highly recommend you add them whenever possible.
When you upload an image, simply click the "Edit" button to be able to change its crop and add a description. It doesn't have to be too detailed, even a single sentence to get the idea across is helpful.
This goes a long way to helping make our community more accessible to folks who use screen readers.
If you'd like some ideas of how to write an image description/alt text, you can refer to this handy guide: https://www.americananthro.org/ImageDescriptions
There are many other guides out there, too, if you do a quick internet search.
If anyone who regularly appreciates or relies on image descriptions want to reply with their own tips/tricks/links/resources, please do! I am by no means an expert on such things!
@Curator hi! i want to ask if putting an image description is enough in the alt text, or it should be part of the body of our toot?
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