Twitter is working on a new feature that makes the platform more accessible for visually impaired users.
Twitter started testing its long-awaited new accessibility feature today. With this new feature, Twitter will make it possible to add alternative text to posts, especially image posts. In other words, these posts will become meaningful for visually impaired people.
Twitter brings a new feature for the visually impaired!
Twitter announced today that it is testing a new feature for the visually impaired. This feature, which will be shared with all users in the near future, will serve as a reminder to add alternative text to images.
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Alt text is a written description of what is happening in an image and why it might be important. If users include this in their images, it will be of great benefit to those who use screen readers, such as people with low vision or visual impairments.
According to the post, millions of photos, GIFs and videos are shared on Twitter every day. Of course, this option to add alternative text will not be a necessity. But if it is added, it will be possible to reach many more people.
Twitter spokesperson Shaokyi Amdo said that this feature will start testing with a small group of users on iOS, Android and browser as of today. It is expected to be rolled out to a wider user base in the coming weeks.
As we mentioned, this feature will be optional. So you can not use it if you wish. However, Twitter says that it will still provide a reminder to encourage you to use it and will tell you to add alternative text when sharing.
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