Really liking the new #SeeingAI feature that lets you explore photos. Now I have an understanding of what it means when a person is centered.
I now have two ways of interacting with people on #Mastodon. I can follow directly from my mastodon.social account, or I can follow from my Starship. I reserve the latter for the folks I really want to keep up with. It’s also nicer than having a Mastodon list of people like that and risking people finding out they aren’t on it.
@ChangelingRandy@mastodon.social You’re talking to yourself again. Don’t you ever get tired of that?
I actually figured out how to use the Starship Changeling’s #Mastodon endpoint to follow people. Only problem is, seeing alt text is inconsistent from there.
This kind of thing is why Facebook is the platform I love to hate. The message here seems to be yes, we’ll grant you access and make sure our platform is inclusive, just don’t talk about the things that make your life difficult. If that’s true, Facebook is about to become less useful, since there are any number of support groups and pages for people dealing with almost anything that can make living feel difficult.
By Simon Sansome In an astonishing recorded call from Facebook, listen below. Ability Access is the UK’s largest disability page with over 12,000 followers and often goes viral. This week is no exception, with reaching an audience of over 5 million people and 1.5 million interactions. Earlier this week, Ability Access, was blocked from…
— Read on abilityaccess.blog/2019/04/08/breaking-news-disability-is-not-good-for-facebook-says-facebook/
I’ve noticed that more and more people on #Mastodon are adding #AltText to their #images. Other services like Twitter and Facebook, however, seem to be showing no measureable difference. Additionally, many people’s websites contain pictures without descriptions. This suggests that the failiure of people to add descriptions to their photos is less about people not caring to take the time to add descriptions, but rather they just don’t remember or don’t know how to do it, since most platforms hide the feature better than Professor Dumbledore hid The Sorcerer’s Stone. At least three different people found that thing.