Facebook enriches photo descriptions for visually impaired

Tuesday 5 April 2016 | 09:33 CET | News
Facebook has announced the launch of automatic alternative text, which generates a description of a photo using advancements in object recognition technology. People using screen readers on iOS devices will hear a list of items a photo may contain as they swipe past them on Facebook. Previously, they would only hear the name of the person who shared the image, followed by the term 'photo', when they came upon an image in News Feed.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook
Countries: World
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