Image description talk/Learning disabilities Show more
I have dysgraphia. It makes it incredibly hard for me to write, freeform or otherwise. While I'm grateful for the image description function, I don't use it because I can't, it brings me back to all those times where I was told "Just write down what you see, it's not that hard."
It is that hard for me. It's not my fault that I have a learning disability, and it's not my fault that people don't believe that it's an issue because I post online a lot.
Hi, I'm Ada (pronounced "Ayy-duh"). Decided to make a second account here since I've heard good things about this place. Sometimes I draw and take pictures, sometimes I post them, but mostly I'll just be posting whatever is in my head at the moment. I enjoy reading when I have the time (Jenny Lawson is my favorite author) and listening to the same musical artists over and over until I get sick of them. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!!
Complaining cont. Show more
Yes it was a man, he's a regular customer, I normally don't see him during my Sunday shifts but now I'm annoyed.
Complaining Show more
Bitch don't call me "sweetie" while I'm at work and then say "You're so pretty so it doesn't matter" when I tell you I know what it's like when I can't find clothes that fit. What the fuck????
Domain Block Show more
So qoto.org seemed familiar so I went back to the moderation notes my mods leave and sure enough, they have a history of going after PoCs and Black folks specifically.
Another FREE SPEECH instance that is just a bunch of bigots who want to get away from the consequences from being what they are.
*throws it in the dumpster*
#Sincere When you're putting out reminders to caption images, please remember that there are people who, due to their own disabilities, may find it difficult or impossible to caption images. Don't shame them if they still want to share images. If you want to help, you can add a description in the replies.
I know of two people specifically to whom this applies, but I won't tag them as this isn't really about them specifically.
@AdaAimee I'm sorry people do that even here, it really sucks. I think people here get tunnel vision about the struggles they know about, and forget that they need to be understanding and open to learning about struggles they don't know about. Judging you for it is very uncool. :(
I've seen one other major poster expressing struggles with writing image descriptions and expressing the same desire for understanding that you are. I guess it isn't sinking in.
I have dysgraphia. I cannot use image descriptions because of it.
I'm making this public because I find myself constantly being put in a position where I have to chose between not sharing my photography because my disability prevents me from using descriptions, or posting and upsetting those who claim I am uncaring for not using that feature.
I'm not trying to screw over people who need descriptions in order to participate with their feeds. But I don't know how to fix this. I am disabled too.
Food Show more
Great news, guys!! I'm consistent as hell!!
Bad news? 100% ate too much pasta, just as I was afraid I would.
Food Show more
Y'all wish me luck, I'm making pasta again and that always ends in me eating way too much of it.
Asexual, 25, Latina. She/Her pronouns for the most part.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more