[personal profile] accessibilityreportcard
Sorry for the hiatus, I post this from work and things have been busy this week! But here we go again...

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

A special "What the hell?!" to KeriLynn Engle for this entry on making your blog accessible, in which she specifically mentions using descriptive alt tags on images and then...doesn't use any herself. Nice. Thanks to [personal profile] teafeather for the tip!

Grades as of posting time:

Feministing
5/5 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content. There is 1 animated ad on the front page (-1 point each).
Courtney used ambiguous link text ("Ridick", "should read").
Chloe used ambiguous link text ("writes").
Chloe posted a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Courtney posted a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Anna Therese Day posted a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Grade: 0% -- Adjusted: -1% -- This doesn't even qualify for an F. I need a special grade for when blogs fail this badly.

Feministe
4/12 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Jill used ambiguous link text ("this thread", "before").
Anoushka used ambiguous link text ("here," "piece," "this article," "thought so," "awesome").
Jill used ambiguous link text ("ay yi yi").
B Michael Payne (guest blogger) used ambiguous link text ("website," "here," "piece," "hypothesis," "conversation")
Score: 67% -- D+

Shakesville
11/20 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Paul the Spud used ambiguous link text ("agree").
Melissa McEwan used ambiguous link text ("yesterday," "has blocked").
Deeky posted an image with no meaningful description, alt text, or title, and used ambiguous link text ("cast").
Deeky posted a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Portly Dyke posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Melissa McEwan used ambiguous link text ("on Monday," "throw a bigot fit")
Melissa McEwan used ambiguous and misleading link text("Facebook," "Twitter," "here" -- the facebook link goes to twitter and the twitter link to facebook, what the hell)
Paul the Spud posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description. That is not a picture of a photobucket, Mr. Spud.
Space Cowboy posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and ambiguous link text ("via").
Melissa McEwan used ambiguous link text ("would," "abandoning").
eastsidekate used ambiguous link text ("bill," "scheduled").
Grade: 45% -- F

Racialicious
5/8 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Jorge Antonio Vallejos (guest contributor) posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Arturo posted two flash-widget videos with no transcript or description.
Mimi Thi Nguyen (guest contributor) posted images with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Monica Roberts (guest contributor) posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Sue (guest contributor) posted images with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Grade: 38% -- F

Womanist Musings
9/10 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content. There are two animated ads (-1 point each).
Renee posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Renee posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, plus four flash-widget videos with no transcript or description. I'm counting this post double.
Renee posted images with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
JuJuBe 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 a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Sparky posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Renee posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description and used ambiguous link text ("put up a piece").
Grade: 10% -- Adjusted For Irritation and Animation: 8% -- F

Tiger Beatdown
1/10 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Emily Manuel posted a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Grade: 90% -- A-

Pam's House Blend
1 animated blog award front and center at the top of the blog, 4 animated ads (jeebus!). (-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)
8/15 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Pam Spaulding posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description, and a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Alvin McEwen posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Irene Monroe (guest poster) posted images with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Pam Spaulding posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Pam Spaulding posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description. In an entry about disability. -10 points for hypocrisy.
Clarknt67 posted a flash-widget video with no transcript or description.
Clarknt67 posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Pam Spaulding posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description.
Grade: 47% -- Adjusted: 32% -- F

Bitch Magazine
2/7 posts on the front page contain inaccessible content.
Nicole Morales posts an image of text and describes what it looks like without ever actually mentioning what the text says. Do people understand the point of this exercise, seriously?
Katie Presley posted an image with no meaningful alt text, title, or description. C'mon now, people. At least Nicole tried.
Grade: 71% -- C-
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