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How often do you forget to add text descriptions to media in your toots?

Adding text descriptions is important. It helps make your content more accessible for people using assistive technology such as a screen reader.

Follow the @PleaseCaption bot and it will remind you if you forget. 🔔

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Testing with real people is always preferable if you can.

You can simulate colour blindness with various tools though such as:

The contrast ratio can pass the guideline criteria but still be hard to read:

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The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) colour contrast information is great but it is limited.

You should test and consider more around colour including how colour blindness affects contrast.

Can read the overview of the guidelines here:

Martinique #393151
Electric Lime

(Contrast ratio: 6.7:1 | AA)

Japanese Laurel #027014
Caribbean Green

(Contrast ratio: 4.5:1 | AA)

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accessible colour contrasts's choices:

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