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Tip of the Week
Add Alternative Text to Facebook Posts
Time: Less than 1 minute per post
Who Benefits: Individuals who are blind and have some cognitive disabilities
Additional Benefits: Image content becomes searchable and alternative text shows if images do not load
When uploading the photo, select "Edit Photo"
Select "Alt text" from the menu on the left
Click the "Override the generated alt text" button
If you are color blind, instructions that reference color are not useful. I recently photographed a credit card machine which said "Press Green Button for Accept." The manager, whose family includes several color blind individuals, took one look and fixed the problem. Here are the before and after photos.
The Accessible Escape Room will be running at MITRE and CTA this fall in preparation for running sessions concurrent to CSUN in March. We are excited by the positive feedback we are receiving. If you are interested in the escape room coming to your organization or event for a day to allow individuals with disabilities to enjoy the escape room experience while teaching all participants about accessibility, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org