Twitter adds image descriptions to help the visually impaired

They'll be accessible to people using screen readers and braille displays.

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Twitter adds image descriptions to help the visually impaired

To make Twitter more accessible, the company has rolled out an update today that lets users add descriptions to their images. Once the feature has been enabled -- you'll find it under Settings and Accessibility -- you'll get the option to write a caption with each new photo. They can be up to 420 characters and will be available to users who are visually impaired, through assistive technology such as text-to-speech screen readers and braille displays. Twitter's platform has also been updated so the feature can be supported in specialized clients such as Chicken Nugget.

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