I had a job interview today. It was for a part-time job describing images in digital texts for the visually impaired. You see, people who have to rely on screen readers to access text cannot understand images unless they are described. The people who are doing the hiring use the guidelines for describing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) images. Those guidelines can be found on the website for the National Center for Accessible Media..
Part of the interview involved writing a description for an image, so I went to the website to prepare. I read the guidelines and looked at the examples. It looked difficult! I wasn’t sure that I could do it, but decided I would go and do my best. I think I did a pretty good job describing the assigned image, and I even thought it was fun.
The interview portion went well too. For once, I had a lot of intelligent questions to ask the interviewers. I don’t know if I’ll get the job. They might find someone else who is perfect for it. That’s okay because this experience left me feeling confident and capable.
Sometimes it takes a job interview to remind you of your strengths. I feel like I can realize my dreams. I can live the life I want to live.
I took some pictures of a flower (a weed I think), on the way back to the parking garage. I’d like to use it for one of my pendant necklaces. Like these…
I’m not too happy with the picture, but there was an ant on the flower that I didn’t see until I had taken the shot. I think it’s an ant.