Alt Text Everywhere

Presented at ToorCamp 2022, July 16, 2022, 12:30 p.m. (20 minutes)

What is alt text and why is it important? What is support like on major social media platforms? What can be done to help people make their presence on the web accessible?

The origin and evolution of a Twitter bot centered around alt text that shouldn't need to exist. The state of alt text on social media more generally and the problems that have surfaced as consciousness around accessibility grows. A possible future for crowdsourcing alt text.


  • Hannah Kolbeck
    Hannah is a backend programmer who's tripped into writing a bunch of javascript by accident. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her wife, a few friends, and a very ornery cat. She's committed to making the web more accessible to screen reader users and tech more kind to other trans folks.


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