Facebook Launches Accessibility Feature Using Artificial Intelligence

Share this: Accessibility Specialist at Facebook Matt King, who is blind, demonstrates how a new Facebook tool verbally describes photos to users. Facebook has just announced that it is improving accessibility on the social network by launching a new feature called automatic alternative text. It means that people who use screen readers – software that vocally describes what’s onscreen – can now receive summaries of the elements captured in photos posted on Facebook. < Before this update, a screen reader’s automated voice would react rather simplistically to a photo appearing in the News Feed, only giving the name of the person, the description the person added to the picture, and the word “photo.” But thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), people with disabilities will finally be able to get a better…


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