Twitter accessible images for people who are blind or visually impaired

by Beatrice Credi - 2016.04.04
Twitter accessible images for people who are blind or visually impaired
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From now on, people using Twitter's iOS and Android apps can add descriptions - also known as alternative text (alt text) - to images in Tweets. This feature will make photo content accessible to those who cannot physically see them. “It’s important that images shared on our platform are accessible to everyone, including those who are visually impaired,” said the company. The next time you add an image to a Tweet, each thumbnail in the composer will have an add description button. Tap it to add a description to the image. People who are visually impaired will have access to the description via their assistive technology (e.g., screen readers and braille displays). Descriptions can be up to 420 characters.

Published in E-accessibility.
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