Apart from increasing its target audience, Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is adamant in making sure its site is much more accessible than it could have ever been before. This time, the social media has managed to introduce a feature that will be welcomed by all, as it involves helping the visually impaired through image descriptions.
The feature can be accessed in Settings and then Accessibility, after downloading the necessary update. Basically, users will get the ability to write captions for photos, although it is restricted to 140 characters. It will more specifically aid those users who utilize braille displays and screen readers.
The aforementioned feature is not the only thing to come along with the update, as the platform also supports specialized clients, like Chicken Nugget for instance, which is designed to help the visually impaired to utilize all aspects of Twitter through screen readers.
That being said, the feature will, without a doubt, help a lot of people who were unable to fully experience Twitter. Previously, it was difficult for users to know what a photo is all about, but now with the help of image descriptions, this will no longer be a problem. At the same time, it is important to note that this may not be the last feature to be released for disabled individuals, as more are likely to be released in the near future.