If you were looking for an option to add description to a picture for those on Twitter who are visually impaired, you will be glad to know that there is an option that will meet your needs perfectly.
The feature was pointed out by a Twitter user who revealed that the option has been there for a long time. He recently sent out a Tweet asking everyone to use Twitter’s feature to make the platform easier to use for those who are visually impaired.
I’m a blind twitter user. There are a lot of us out there. Increase your ability to reach us and help us interact with your pictures, it’s really simple and makes a huge difference to our twitter experiance allowing us to see your images our way. Thanks for the description ? pic.twitter.com/hCsjoFdmev
— Rob Long (@_Red_Long) January 3, 2018
As the tweet points out, you can add description to a picture by going to “Compose image descriptions” within the accessibility menu. The option also includes a link to a support article which gives you details of describing image.
In order to use the feature, when you upload a picture on Twitter using iOS or Android, you can add a description to the picture and those who have text-to-read features turned on their devices will be able to hear the description along with the tweet.
Image: Flickr/Shawn Campbell