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Accessibility is important.

Instance admins will be able to enforce media descriptions!

@pixelfed
I can't wait for thousands of descriptions that are just "."

@pea @pixelfed People would ALWAYS try to game the system, either legit or maliciously! :blobnom:

@pixelfed Just make it easy to do it as well.

The problem is that sometimes it's actually not accessible to add the descriptions!!

@pixelfed
How will that work with images coming in from other instances?

@webmind This would only be enforced for local posts if the instance admin requires it.

@pixelfed may I suggest to make that clear in the option?

@pixelfed thank you. I think there should be at least a reminder. Too often i just forget to describe the media.

@pixelfed Sometimes my Toot already contains everything to describe the attached image. What do I do in such a case? Write "See Toot"?

@pixelfed Can we get it set to "on" by default, pretty please? 🙂 Acessibility nudges by default would really help drive adoption rates.

@pixelfed side note: alt texts are also useful to non-disabled people if they're on a shitty (mobile) data connection and images won't load.

@pixelfed I do use alt media descriptions on mastodon most of the time. Also sometimes on pixelfed.social sice I discovered that 'feature'.
Is release 0.8 also sharing the pics incl. description with federated platforms?
Actual I can't see descriptions in mastodon bonn.social/web/statuses/10156 but on pixelfed pixelfed.social/p/vilbi/38075

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