Instagram Making it Easier For the Visually Impaired

Instagram are introducing 2 new improvements to help people with visual impairments use Instagram. 

1) Alternative Text

This will allow the user to hear descriptions of photos through your screen reader when you use Feed, Explore and Profile.  
Using object recognition technology which will generate a description of photos, users will be able to hear a list of items that the photos contain. 
 

2) Custom Alternative Text 

This will allow you to add a richer description of your photos when you upload a photo so people who are using screen readers will be able to hear this description. 
 
This is a good step forward in helping those with visual impairments. 

Tags: Instagram, Platform Updates, Social Media

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