May. 20th, 2011

Helpful tips on raising your grade:
"Photobucket" is not meaningful alt text. But all you have to do is
replace it with some that is when you paste the link into your post.
WAVE is very very helpful
So is Vischeck

Grades as of posting time:

Feministing
4/5 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Vanessa posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Chloe posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Chloe posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and used ambiguous link text ("apologized").
Vanessa posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and used ambiguous link text ("awesome").
Grade: 20% -- F

Feministe
4/12 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Jill posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Jill posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Jill posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Jill posted images with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Score: 66% -- D

Shakesville
13/20 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Paul the Spud posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Paul the Spud posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Paul the Spud posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Paul the Spud posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Paul the Spud posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Melissa McEwan posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Melissa McEwan posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Melissa McEwan used ambiguous link text ("signing bills").
Misty posted a flash-widget video with no description and a link to the lyrics elsewhere, using ambiguous link text ("here").
Deeky posted a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Deeky used ambiguous link text ("is running").
Deeky posted a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
eastsidekate used ambiguous link text ("has just passed").
Grade: 35% -- F

Racialicious
7/8 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Harsha Walia (guest contributor) posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Arturo posted images with no alt text, title, or description. One of them is an image of text, and he does not tell anyone what it says. This is one of my pet peeves, and I am counting this post double.
Latoya Peterson posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Arturo Garcia posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Andrea Plaid posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Latoya Peterson posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Grade: 13% -- F

Womanist Musings
10/10 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content. There are two animated ads (-1 point each).
Dan Waters posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
WoodTurtle posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Renee posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Eva Rivera posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Renee posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Renee posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Renee posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Eva Rivera posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Renee posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Anishinaabekwe doesn't have time for heternormative and middle-class privilege, but does have time to post an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and use ambiguous link text ("blog"). Perhaps a little non-disabled privilege check is in order?
Grade: 0% -- Adjusted For Animation: -2% -- What is this crap?

Tiger Beatdown
0/10 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Go Tiger Beatdown!
Grade: 100% -- A+

Pam's House Blend
1 animated blog award front and center at the top of the blog, 2 animated ads. (-1 points each)
1 image in the header with no alt text or title. 1 link in the header that is only an image and contains no alt text or title. (-1 points each)
11/15 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Pam Spaulding posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Clarknt67 posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and used ambiguous link text ("here").
Pam Spaulding posted a flash-widget video with no description or transcript.
Pam Spaulding posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and a flash-widget video with no transcript or description but misleading placement to imply that it is transcripted. What the hell, Pam.
Pam Spaulding posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and a flash-widget video with no transcript or description but misleading placement to imply that it is transcripted. Just stop it, Pam.
Raynard Jackson (guest poster) posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Pam Spaulding proves that she CAN post flash-widget videos with transcripts or descriptions, but then follows that up with an image with no alt text, title, or description.
Tech Bear posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Alvin McEwen posted images with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Laurel Ramseyer posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and used ambiguous link text ("website").
Clarknt67 posted a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Grade: 27% -- Adjusted: 22% -- F

Bitch Magazine
1/7 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content. 1 animated ad (-1 point).
Kelsey Wallace posted an image of text that is pretty well-described, but the alt tag does not include all the text in the image.
Grade: 86% -- B

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