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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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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.

Nick is an associate editor at Engadget, covering video games, VR and anything else that takes his fancy. Before joining Engadget he was a reporter at The Next Web. He has a degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University and an NCTJ certificate. He lives in London and dreams of the day he can pilot his own Gundam.

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