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Discussion on: Should DEV.to pause GIFs?

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Tammy Shipps

I've been thinking about this, too, but I'm not sure it's an easy obstacle to conquer. Moving images are usually used to convey something wordless, sometimes but not always containing words - perhaps the idea is to have a way to specify timing or frame-based aria labels in the future? Embed CC into images with no words? And what should we do about emojis and similar "sticker" animated graphics? So many of us those them for punctuation :O

I'm not sure what the right answer is.

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Ben Sinclair

And what should we do about emojis

For me, if we could opt to replace them with words that'd be something. I prefer on Slack to see :slightly-smiling-face: than I do to see a picture. This is because I don't know what half of them are supposed to mean. It's difficult for people with poor eyesight, devices with different emoji or who have trouble understanding emotional responses.