Alt-Text as Poetry
Alt-Text as Poetry is a collaboration between me and Bojana Coklyat supported by my residency at Eyebeam.
Alt-text is an essential part of web accessibility, making visual content accessible to blind people and people with low vision. It is often overlooked altogether or understood through the lens of compliance, as an unwelcome burden to be met with minimum effort. How can we instead approach alt-text thoughtfully and creatively? This project reframes alt-text as a type of poetry and creates opportunities to practice writing it.
Size: Dimensions variable
Materials: Workshop curriculum and workbook
The workshop has been presented at:
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Refiguring the Future, Knockdown Center
Photos by Christine Butler from the workshop we did at Refiguring the Future.