As a disabled person myself, I know how important accessibility is in welcoming, humanizing, and accepting disabled people is; therefore, I always prioritize making my information accessible whenever I’m able to. Descriptions, transcripts, and captions are always provided for images, gifs, and videos on my site and on my social media uploads where the capability is provided to do so, links do not open in new tabs, text is generally kept in small chunks, and so on.
With my own disabilities (executive dysfunction, autistic inertia, chronic fatigue, pain, etc.), it may sometimes take me longer to provide this, but I will always provide it, and I will always work to ensure access is made available at the time of publication to avoid a delay in access whenever possible.
If you are ever willing and able, I welcome assistance from volunteers to help create things such as image descriptions, video transcripts, etc. I hope to one day be able to make enough money to pay an assistant or service to do this for me for every page and post of mine, but for now, I can only ask for volunteers!
If you’d like to help me with these kinds of things, especially with the longer types such as video captioning or transcripts before they are released publicly, you can e-mail me at email@example.com with the subject line “Volunteer for Accessibility.”
For My Fellow Disabled Folks
Hello! I strive to make my site as accessible as I can, but there’s always room for improvement! If you find that a certain page or item on my site is inaccessible to you, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how I can improve it to meet your needs.
I’m not the most tech savvy person, and I have limited resources myself and may not always be able to meet your needs, but I will always welcome these notifications and will try my hardest to fix the site to meet as many needs as possible. :] [smiley]
Also, if you’re Deaf or Hard of Hearing and would like to translate something of mine into ASL or another sign language, please feel free to do so without having to request my permission beforehand. If you’re willing and able to, I’d love to include a link to your video, and its transcript if available, on the page(s) you translate for others to access!
For Non-Disabled Folks
Hello! Are you curious about instituting online accessibility in your own practices? Please check out the following links for more information to get you started! I would also recommend, if you are a business, a freelancer, or anyone offering goods or services for consumption, hiring the services of a disabled consultant trained in accessibility matters. Remember: it’s not only the law to be ADA compliant– it’s also the right thing to do!