What would happen if the entire US stopped eating meat? Research says it'd be like taking 60 million cars off the road and there’s no nutritional downside.
http://www.businessinsider.com/switch-from-meat-to-meatless-diet-environmental-benefits-2019-8 #govegan #vegan #food
So I have to sign a sublet deal for the apartment I'm moving into. I have to leave early from work because I have to go to their office in the middle of a business park and they close at 3:30.
This is both:
- incredibly inconvenient for day shift workers
- in a place with poor transit access.
I am fortunate that I have a job that's ok with that and own a car. Many people in a rental situation dont have that luxury :(
About image descriptions (long)
1 - What's an image description?
An image description is a text attached to an image which describes what is in that image.
For instance, an image description for the custom emoji can be "a ghost with the colors of the rainbow flag".
2 - How do image descriptions work?
On Mastodon (and several other things that connect with Mastodon instances, but not all), you have the possibility of adding a description that doesn't take away from your post's character limit, and that will show as alt text.
If you are able to, go to this post and put your mouse's cursor above the image for a while to show its description: https://monsterpit.net/@comet/102386558765218112
On Monsterpit (the instance I'm on), the image description also appears below the image, but this isn't the case for most instances.
3 - How to insert image descriptions?
When you upload an image and hover (put your mouse/tap) over it, a few options appear. The image description is in the bottom:
(This image shows Mastodon's image posting interface, using an intersex pride flag as an example.)
Since this description will only be read by people with mouses or (some?) screen readers, some people defend that you should preferably put your descriptions in the body of the post, if possible, but I'm not sure if that's something everyone agrees it's better.
4 - Why should people use this feature?
• People who are blind or who have similar disabilities use screen readers to read their timelines, so this makes your post more understandable to them;
• Some neurodivergent people have trouble figuring out what some images are about if it's not pointed out to them;
• People using text-only browsers/interfaces or whose internet is bad won't be able to understand your post if you don't caption your images;
• Some people are courteous to people who fit the above criteria and avoid or refuse to boost posts without image descriptions.
5 - What if I'm unable to describe my image?
If you can't describe an image because of your own disability or other kind of difficulty, you may want to:
• Ask for help;
• Content warn the post, saying it has no image description;
• Pin a post saying you are unable to describe images and saying people are welcome to do so if they wish.
If you can't describe it because of the character limit (if it's, for instance, some long text/comic), you may want to reply to the post with an image description, and warn on the original post that the description is on the replies.
6 - What if I forgot to add the image description?
You may use the Delete & Redraft option and add it, or reply to the post with the image description.
7 - Tips for describing images?
Here are some links:
Hey, does anyone have a "complete" tutorial about image captioning on Mastodon?
As in, something that explains how to insert an image caption, how to describe images accurately, why people should be doing that if they can, what can they do if they can't, and so on?
I think that can be really useful for the recent influx of (visual) artists.
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