Do you know Twitter has an choice that permits you to add an outline to photos, to assist the visually-impaired? Properly, now you do.
The accessibility choice has been there for a while, nevertheless it’s however an essential one. And, as Twitter person Rob Lengthy identified, it’s straightforward to make use of.
I’m a blind twitter person. There are a number of us on the market. Improve your means to succeed in us and assist us work together together with your photos, it’s actually easy and makes an enormous distinction to our twitter experiance permitting us to see your photographs our approach. Thanks for the outline ? pic.twitter.com/hCsjoFdmev
— Rob Lengthy (@_Red_Long) January three, 2018
This put up factors to an choice within the accessibility menu, known as “Compose picture descriptions,” which lets you “describe photographs for the visually impaired.” The choice hyperlinks to a Twitter help article which particulars how the picture descriptions assist and the way they’ll finest be applied.
While you add a picture to Twitter by way of iOS or Android, you might have the choice so as to add a brief description to the images. While you accomplish that, customers who’ve voiceover turned on can hear the outline learn out together with the tweet.
Photos aren’t as huge part of Twitter as they’re of Instagram, for instance, however they do play a big a part of some posts and may present essential context that visually impaired customers may miss. For instance, this tweet doesn’t make sense until you recognize the picture is of my canine taking a look at me expectantly:
I don’t want a clock. That is how I do know when it’s time for supper. pic.twitter.com/kQz1GjLWgo
— Rachel Kaser (@rachelkaser) January four, 2018
Placing an applicable description on this pic took me 5 further seconds — in different phrases, I spent extra time cropping my half-empty plate of Chinese language takeaway out of this picture than I did including a useful caption to it.
h/t Rob Lengthy