Name for main point of contact and contact preference
Fiona Romeo, email or slack
What teams or departments is this for?
GLAM and Culture
How will you use this data or analysis?
For next fiscal year, I'm planning a new public program with GLAMs focused on image description. It would help with the business case for that.
More immediately, it could help to unblock a community debate about alt text implementation. It first started in 2017 (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T166094) but revived in the last week with a Wikidata property proposal (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/alt_text). I'm also hoping to bring in the perspective of an accessibility expert and people with lived experience.
- How many pictures on Wikipedia don't have captions?
- How many pictures on Wikipedia don't have alt text?
They're both handled as MediaWiki markup right now, rather than being saved in a structured way.