Helping Oh Caption, My Caption

There are a variety of ways that you can help make Oh Caption better. This page has information about how to promote Oh Caption, how to make the Oh Caption experience better for everyone, and how to donate to Oh Caption's development if you are so inclined.

Evangelizing

Oh Caption is crowd-sourced. The more people use it to write captions, the more likely there will be captions on the images people are viewing.

Please spread the word to your friends, news sites, and those you follow on social media. Periodically mention it in your Facebook or Twitter status updates. Tell people about it directly. Mention Oh Caption in any online forums you particpate in where tools for visually-impaired people is an appropriate topic.

We would recommend referring people to the Purpose section of the Oh Caption website to show them the problem with browsing uncaptioned images with a screen reader.

For news sites and other media sources, it will also be helpful to point out that when their posts get shared on Facebook or Instagram or other such sites, very often the hard work they put into describing their images in captions or ALT attributes are not carried along with the images.

Many sites and page owners already work hard to provide information in an accessible way. It is sad when that work goes out the window as soon as their post is shared on social media. Because Oh Caption captions and descriptions are stored and retrieved based on the URL of the image, the Oh Caption information is much more able to remain intact as the image is shared.

If there is a particular media site to whom you wish we would pitch Oh Caption, please send email to promoting@ohcaption.com.

Volunteering

The best way to help Oh Caption is to promote its use. For information on how to do that, see the previous section.

If you are able to see and describe images, then another great way to help Oh Caption is to add captions all over Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Tumblr, Imgur, and anywhere else you browse.

If you have any suggestions for how to improve Oh Caption, please send them to bugs@ohcaption.com.

If you are a developer and would like to help knock down the bug list, send me note to bugs@ohcaption.com and we will coordinate that development effort.

Giving

If you would like to donate to the development and support of Oh Caption, please use this donation link: