Can people stop warning for moving GIFs as “epilepsy warning” and start actually describing what the warning is for?
- Folks without epilepsy still have seizures
- Folks without epilepsy (like autism, SPD) can have headaches and sensory overwhelm triggered by the same things that trigger seizures and it is important they are also informed
- Many different things trigger seizures and by slapping them all with a vague blanket warning you’re actually just denying folks access to a post that might be safe for them
- You’re not actually helping me at all, as someone who needs these warnings
If you think you’re only warning for folks with epilepsy, you’re failing at inclusivity and accessibility. You’re also being unnecessarily othering by singling out one disabled group when there’s actually many disabled groups that need this information and precise information at that. Please, for the love of all that’s good, describe what problematic material your post contains.
Describe your GIF warning tags like:
There’s probably a whole heap of other tags I’ve forgotten, but that should give you some idea. This is accessibility. A vague umbrella term that others and excludes is not.
So basically, I wanted to really surprise
Seán with his gift, and hear him yell ‘Toriko’, so I was like ‘oh I’ll ask him to close his eyes, yell Trico, and then ask him to open his eyes, and like BOOM! Trico.’ As soon as I asked him the words ‘close your eyes’, I knew it sounded really creepy (fuck), but he humoured me, and it was lots of fun. I’m really happy he likes it!