I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.


@guilevi In addition, people can follow @PleaseCaption (and let the bot follow them back) to get a reminder if they post an image without description.

@silentium @guilevi @PleaseCaption

Just testing... the bot hasn't been very responsive as of late...
BTW, since I cannot ALT in this web-client, here it is: this is an image of two... no... ONE piebald cat, in TWO places at once... a Quantum Entangled Cat, if you will LOL. (Seriously though, 2 VERY similar looking black and white cats, on the side of a street in Japan, looking in the direction of the camera)

@silentium @guilevi @PleaseCaption If you use Toot on iOS, it has a setting that will prevent you from posting pictures without a description. It’s a nice touch.

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