Image of an illustrated clock with the following text against a green background: Audio Description in a couple minutes

Audio Description in a Couple Minutes

Have you heard of this hack to make your videos accessible for blind and low vision social media users? Watch this video to learn how to Audio Describe.…
Image of an illustrated clock with the following text against a purple background: Captions in a couple minutes

Captions in a Couple Minutes

Want to know our tricks and tips for making captions for your social videos? Watch this video! #AccessibilityIsCool…
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Disability Justice Must Include All Marginalized Identities

When Rooted in Rights first accepted me for their inaugural Rooted in Writing Fellowship program last year, my reaction was one of pure disbelief. For all that I have struggled in my post-grad life to make writing a full-time career,
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The Fact that IDEA Might be Fully Funded by 2023 Isn’t an Accomplishment. It’s a Disgrace.

In the 1955 Brown vs. the Board of Education case, the court stated: “Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments….It is the very foundation of good citizenship. Today, it is a principal instrument…
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Pharmaceutical Sponsorship’s Threat to Dwarf Pride

Addressing disability pride in her book The Minority Body, Elizabeth Barnes writes, “the benefits of pride movements are not merely emotional or affective – what or how we feel. Pride movements also affect what we can know.” Her argument is…
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Celebrating My LGBTQ+ Pride Helped Me Find Disability Pride

My first display of public LGBTQ+ pride was the rainbow pin that I attached to my purse in middle school: In the center, a pink triangle with text that read “Out Loud” and rainbow stripes that radiated outward from the
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If You Don’t Make Your Content Accessible, You’re Leaving Me Out

Imagine being left out of millions of conversations all across the internet. This is what happens to blind and low vision people when content on social media isn’t described. Cindy shared her experience with inaccessible content with us, and her
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Why Describe? Audio Describing Your Video Content Makes a World of Difference.

Why Describe? Check out our video on audio description, and then read on below. Audio Description is an accessibility feature that’s not very well known, but very important to its users. Audio described movies and videos include spoken description…