Twitter is now more accessible for the visually impaired
March 30, 2016 - Uncategorized
Twitter is now more accessible to the visually impaired, introducing descriptions to images with screen readers and braille displays.
Twitter announced the new feature Tuesday, which will be available on the Twitter app for iOS and Android. This isn’t an automatic update — users can enable image descriptions in Twitter’s accessibility settings.
If you enable this setting, every time you add an image to a tweet, you’ll have the option to add a description with up to 420 characters.
Screen readers and other tools help make the Internet more accessible to people who are visually impaired, but they can not “read” imagesImage captions and alternate text for images help, but until now there was nothing like that on Twitter. Read more…