We try to provide image descriptions or alt text for all of our visual material online for viewers who are blind or have low vision. It is important to us that artists get to self-identify and self-describe.
Here’s an example of how an image description would read:
Churro Nomi, a light-skinned Latinx bearded drag queen, wears a shoulder-length orange curly wig, a beige faux-fur hat, and a gaudy animal print top. She stares directly into the camera, sporting prominent eye makeup (blues, glittery corals, and white), thick black eyeliner, and some rhinestones.
Some main points we need: description of person/people in the photo, actions in photo, anything else important in the photo. Some of these things might be: location, objects, instruments, types of clothing, hair styles, race and ethnicity, gender, physical body descriptions, facial expressions <— ONLY if these feel like a central theme in the photo or an important identifier to the people in the photo.
It’s helpful to keep the description as simple as possible.
Feel free to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you might have.
Thanks so much!