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Making images accessible for people on Twitter | Twitter Help Center

Making images accessible for people on Twitter

When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired.

This article includes information about how to enable the Compose image descriptions setting and instructions for composing image descriptions using:

Twitter for iOS
Twitter for Android
VoiceOver on Twitter for iOS
Talkback on Twitter for Android

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Twitter Adds Alt-Text Image Descriptions to Extend Tweet Accessibility

At last year’s Twitter Flight developer conference, CEO Jack Dorsey, as part of a wider effort to mend bridges with the developer community, called for ideas for updates to the service. The fourth most requested feature was providing the ability to add alternative text for images, enabling better functionality for people who are visually impaired.

Twitter’s now actioned that request – from today, people using both the iOS and Android versions of the Twitter app will be able to add descriptions of up to 420 characters to images within Tweets.

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Describing Images for Improved Web Accessibility | Mediacurrent

One of the most basic techniques of web accessibility is adding alternative texts to images. It is possibly the single biggest thing you can do to make your site more accessible. In fact, it is the very first item listed in the WCAG 2.0 guidelines:

WCAG 2.0 Guideline 1.1.1 – “All non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose.”  The most common way of meeting this guideline is adding an alt attribute to the image tag:

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