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How to Tag Gifs for People with Epilepsy: A Masterpost 

Hello Tumblr! I’m here to talk about something near and dear to my heart: tagging gifs that could trigger an epileptic seizure. This is a huge issue (google SUDEP if you don’t believe me), and yet it doesn’t seem to get much attention from the community at large. Very often I see people claim “I don’t know what to tag!” and so they either tag every gif or none at all. That’s why this post was made. I’m here to educate you and spread awareness.

If you follow the ‘read more’, I’ve gathered a whole army of gifs with the help of the lovely eyelash that will help you understand what should and should not be tagged. WARNING: If you are a photosensitive epileptic or bothered by gifs in general, please do not click the link below. The gifs within are many and quite triggering.

For convenience, I’ve broken this down into categories. Many people know that strobe lights are triggering of seizures, but there are more factors to take into account than flashing lights! Observe:

OSCILLATION

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MOVING PATTERNS

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HIGH FLICKER RATES

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I would like to point out the gif above with the flickering text. For some reason I’ve seen people who tag most flickering things - unless it’s text. I know that the text doesn’t take up the whole image, but it can still be triggering! Tag it please!

CLASSIC FLASHING THINGS

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Again, I’ll point out the last gif in this set. Although it is slow moving, it does have a repeated flash. This is one of those where it is better to be safe than sorry and just tag it.

EPILEPTIC HELL

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Seriously guys, tag this stuff. There is no excuse.

SOME THINGS THAT I HAVE SEEN TAGGED AS EPILEPSY WARNING THAT REALLY DON’T NEED TO BE

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Okay, I appreciate the effort, but…stuff like this is not triggering! If it was us photosensitive epileptics would never be able to leave the house!

While we’re on the subject of tagging, I would like to bring up one last thing. I’ve heard from many people that they tag gifs as #epilepsy warning for people who are sensitive to gifs in general and would like to avoid them altogether. Now, that’s great that you’re tagging for those people, but please, for the love of all things good in this world, use a separate tag! #gif or #gif warning come to mind. I’m epileptic and have #epilepsy warning blacklisted, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to see any gifs ever! Lumping that into the #epilepsy warning tag is really not fair to those of us who like non-triggering gifs. So please, don’t hijack the #epilepsy warning tag. When you think about it, both #gif and #gif warning take less time to type than #epilepsy warning!

On the subject of hijacking tags, whatever you do, do NOT tag a potentially triggering gif as #epilepsy! Those of us with epilepsy use that tag to seek information, share our stories, and generally find comfort in the fact that we are not alone. We deserve that safe space. Please do not take it from us.

Also just to be clear, I suggest tagging any triggering gifs as #epilepsy warning. I have seen many warning tags used (#flashy gif, #tw: flashing image, etc), but #epilepsy warning seems to be the most common and it makes the most sense.

Well then! I hope that was educational and that you now have a better idea of what should (and should not) be tagged. Once again, a million thanks to eyelash for all her help and support! Any questions can be directed toward either of our askboxes. Have a wonderful day!


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