Do you ever find yourself trying to figure out HOW to write accessible alt text for your comic? Veronica Lewis wrote this really good guide on doing just that that I apply to my website and how I describe panels! https://veroniiiica.com/2018/11/29/how-to-write-alt-text-digital-comics/. #ComicsA11y
I really loved Lucy Bellwood 's 100 Demon Dialogues comics, and the folks at Axess Lab wrote a nice article on the process of writing the alt text for the ebook version. Bonus points: They do include video examples of reading the comic with a screenreader! https://axesslab.com/accessible-comics/ #ComicsA11y
If you're more of a fan of talks as your method of learning cool new things about #ComicsA11y, Jessica Jordan had a wonderful talk as JSConf EU 2019 about Crafting Comics for Literally Everyone. I really like how she built out the speech bubbles with html/css, so they were separate from the background of the panel, and how that read on a screenreader. https://2019.jsconf.eu/jessica-jordan/crafting-comics-for-literally-everyone.html
I've eaten dinner, so time for another #ComicsA11y link!
So last August, the SF State Comics Studies Program, Program in Visual Impairments, and Longmore Institute of Disability hosted a one-day symposium to explore considerations for adapting comics for blind and low vision readers. They posted the whole thing on youtube and there was a lot of interesting ideas discussed!
I really liked the Audio Descriptions talk in this, and one day I would love to play around more with recorded audio transcriptions for comics to use in place of screen reader. I think it could really help the comic come alive for blind/low vision readers.
Also all I can think of is the rad audiobook for Nimona and I want to see what I could with that in web space https://www.audible.com/pd/Nimona-Audiobook/B01ETXFGOI
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