Re: [Wikimedia-l] Social media cards for sharing from the Wikipedia\tapp

2018-07-26 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 26 July 2018 at 13:03, Delphine Dallison
 wrote:

> I don't know if that function is included in the tool that John mentioned
> but if it doesn't I don't think it should preclude people from using it as
> you can use other strategies for making these posts available.

> Inclusion should be about expecting more, not offering less.

Indeed. And in this case, people can simply share text and links.

-- 
Andy Mabbett
@pigsonthewing
http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Social media cards for sharing from the Wikipedia\tapp

2018-07-26 Thread Delphine Dallison
Hi Andy,

"Unless there is also a mechanism for including the text /as text/, usually by 
using the "alt" attribute (sometimes erroneously referred to as "alt text", I 
hope people won't do this."

Thanks for highlighting the importance of using the "alt" attribute/"alt text" 
for making images more accessible to the visually impaired. It's an important 
point to raise and we need to encourage more people to build it into their 
practise when uploading images to commons. I don't know if that function is 
included in the tool that John mentioned but if it doesn't I don't think it 
should preclude people from using it as you can use other strategies for making 
these posts available. In fact the more tools get used, the easier it is to 
make the argument for developers to build in more accessibility features. 
Inclusion should be about expecting more, not offering less.

Best wishes,

Delphine


From: Andy Mabbett
Sent: Thursday 26 July, 11:37
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Social media cards for sharing from the Wikipediaapp
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On 25 July 2018 at 14:14, John Lubbock wrote: > Just wanted to make you all 
aware of a useful new feature of the Wikipedia > mobile app. You can share text 
from any Wikipedia page as a nice image Images of text are inaccessible to 
people with visual impairment (who use software to read text out loud); or with 
no image display in their user agent (such as the free access to Facebook 
provided by many mobile telephone providers, like those some of us used at 
Wikimania last week). -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing 
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