Text Shots

Perhaps we can have our accessibility cake while eating our screen grab cake?

I disagree with those saying that this feature is a ‘shame’ because it’s a step backward for accessibility. Users have been deploying this ‘hack’ for years now and it makes sense to make a commonplace practice a little easier and more aesthetically pleasing.

But I wonder if there is a way to pass information about the content inside the image? If not in the file name itself then inside the image metadata? Would this require a tweak to standards and image formats?

I think if major players like Medium are going to enable something that breaks accessibility then they have a duty to take the lead in finding new ways to fix this issue.