Twitter app adds image description field for visually impaired
Twitter is attempting to make it easier for visually impaired users to navigate the social network.
Today the company announced it would be adding a setting to its apps that allows tweets to carry descriptive information about photos. The descriptions could then be picked up by mobile assistive technology that reads tweets to users. Anyone wishing to use the app’s new feature enable the setting and manually add the descriptive caption to each photo.
Enable the image descriptions setting by going to “accessibility” settings in the Twitter app and turning on “compose image descriptions” (iOS) or “compose image description” (Android).