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Twitter Takes Steps to Allow Images to be Labeled with Alt Text


Twitter has taken a step to improve the accessibility of images posted on its platform. According to a blog post, users of Twitter's mobile clients can enable an option to add alt text to images when composing a tweet. The text, which can be up to 420 characters, will be displayed to assistive technology users in supported clients. Twitter has also made it possible for third-party clients to incorporate the feature. Before this change, all images were rendered as a t.co link without any alternative text. Check the blog post for more details on the new feature.

Source: Twitter
Category: News
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darknexus Tuesday, 29-Mar-2016 1:26 PM ET:

This is cool, though whether anyone will know to enable it first is questionable given that it's buried in settings. We'll see.


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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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