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Alt Text and Social Media

This past November, Instagram added a new accessibility feature to its popular social media platform: the ability to create photo descriptions to benefit blind or low vision users. This “alt text” can be added manually as a post is being crafted or can be automatically generated by an AI using advanced object recognition software. This development follows in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter, who provide alt text functionality through both their apps and websites.
Although …