Facebook’s New Feature Describes Photos to the Blind; Hello Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) today announced that it has rolled out a new feature, the automatic alternative text (AAT), that can make up and read out simple captions for photos. This is a milestone achieved in the space of accessibility as it will offer additional support for users who use screen readers on the website. Software that can provide audible descriptions for text on screen will now summarize what may be in the photos posted and literally say it out loud. The enhancement will add a whole new dimension to the Facebook experience for people with visual impairments. Until now such automated voice software could only detect and read out a person’s name, text or a shared post and the word “photo” when a post with a photo would appear in…


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