A More Accessible Instagram

Instagram accessibility features for people with visual impairmentsInstagram has introduced two new improvements to make it easier for people with visual impairments. There are more than 285 million people in the world who have visual impairments will benefit.

First, is an automatic alternative text so you can hear descriptions of photos through your screen reader when you use Feed, Explore and Profile. This feature uses object recognition technology to generate a description of photos for screen readers so you can hear a list of items that photos may contain as you browse the app.

Also custom alternative text so you can add a richer description of your photos when you upload a photo. People using screen readers will be able hear this description.

These are good first steps toward creating a more accessible Instagram. To learn more, check out the Instagram Help Center.

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