Twitter add a special photo feature descriptions for blind users

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Twitter continues to make its services more accessible to users with limited ability to see the (blind).

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It released the microblogging social networking support additional features description of the image on the Twitter app on iOS and Android. Thus, any description contained in an image can be read using a screen reader.

Company says, this feature can be used not only active Twitter users who per day to reach 320 million users, but also can be used by publishers and developers.

The release of this feature as well as a sign that Twitter wants to get closer to the developer community. Some time ago, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized publicly on tense relations between the company and the developer.

Twitter said the feature description of the image is the fourth most requested user.

Then, how to use these features? In the thumbnail images to be uploaded will present the ‘add description’. When the button was tapped, will pop up a dialog box that can hold 420 character description of the image.

In 2006, when Twitter presents only text services, its contents accessible to visually impaired users with the help of screen readers.

“Then, in recent years, we increase the Twitter platform capable of supporting a variety of media. However, we do not provide a text description of the image for users and developers of us,” the company wrote in a blog upload.

Another benefit of the presence of this feature is, if the user utilizes text description on an uploaded image, it will be easier for a search engine to identify specific nudge.

Image content is one thing that may not only be sought through search engines Google, Yahoo, and Bing, but also on the Twitter search field.

For information, users accessing Twitter through the app on iOS and Android devices can now use this feature. While Twitter users who access through the web can not be tasted.