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Re: Describing Yourself in Meetings Survey Results and a New Alt Text Survey


From: L Snider
Date: Sep 28, 2022 9:39AM

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much for doing these surveys!

Personally, I have always been uncomfortable with descriptions that others
give of themselves and for me. Interestingly, most people I know and work
with, who are blind or Deaf-Blind, have expressed the same thing (not
everyone of course, and weirdly it seems to match the percentages of your
survey!). Everyone is different, has different needs, etc. If people want
to describe, it is their choice and that is awesome. One thing I would love
to know is the split between females and males. I have my theories about
that myself.

I have also found description of people in alt text to be a minefield. It
is very complex, like taxonomies in general. One has to be very careful
about how you describe others, for many reasons.

Thanks again, this was great to see!



On Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 9:47 AM Karen McCall < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Morning Everyone!
> Two pieces of news:
> The results of the survey I conducted about describing yourself during
> meetings or conference sessions are up on my website.
> Karlen Communications - PDF and the User Experience Survey<
> https://www.karlencommunications.com/PDFsurvey.html>
> The direct link to the tagged PDF is:
> https://www.karlencommunications.com/adobe/SurveyResultsPeopleDescribingThemselvesDuringMeetingsAndPresentations2022.pdf
> I've also launched a new iteration of the Alt text Survey that I conducted
> last year. The direct result is:
> https://forms.office.com/r/QBLTwR5kg3
> Please share the links to both resources with anyone who might be
> interested in the results of the describing yourself survey or filling in
> the Alt text survey.
> Cheers, Karen
> > > > >