How to Add Alternative Text to Facebook Photos

The news about adding alternative text to Facebook images wasn’t announced in the same way as the news that Twitter added the alternative text feature for images a couple of years ago. … … What is Alternative Text? Alternative text, also known as alt text, lets you add text descriptions to photos, diagrams, and illustrations.Continue reading “How to Add Alternative Text to Facebook Photos”

Facebook Automated Captions Improve Accessibility, Provide Additional Insights | Social Media Today

… Facebook announced the release of automatic alternative text – or automatic alt text – for images posted to Facebook. Automatic alt text uses object recognition technology to generate a description of a photo, processing each through Facebook’s artificial intelligence engine to establish image content. … At the time of launch, the team has focused the systemContinue reading “Facebook Automated Captions Improve Accessibility, Provide Additional Insights | Social Media Today”

Facebook taps artificial intelligence for users with disabilities

Calif. — Matt King, a software engineer who has been blind since college, came to Facebook last summer with a mission: to make websites and mobile apps friendlier for people like him with disabilities. King, 50, uses screen-reader software that turns Web pages and documents into synthesized speech. The challenge he confronts every day: As many as half of websites are nearly impossible forContinue reading “Facebook taps artificial intelligence for users with disabilities”

Facebook Plans to Improve Accessibility for Visually Impaired Users | GOOD

… For seeing-impaired users, however, Facebook’s inherently visual offerings can make using the social network a difficult proposition. And while Facebook has long worked on tools to make their site—particularly its “photos” functionality—more accessible to those with visual impairments, reports of a new feature indicate the company is preparing to up their usability in a significantContinue reading “Facebook Plans to Improve Accessibility for Visually Impaired Users | GOOD”

Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo And Others Push For Accessibility Development – ReadWrite

  ReadWrite Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo And Others Push For Accessibility Development ReadWrite As the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) approaches, a new group has formed to champion the cause of development for accessibility. Several educators and tech companies have joined forces in an effort dubbed Teaching … … (curated by Lifekludger) CompleteContinue reading “Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo And Others Push For Accessibility Development – ReadWrite”

Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo And Others Push For Accessibility Development – ReadWrite

For all their rhetoric and idealism about changing the world, consumer-facing technologies have largely failed at least one major set of users: people with disabilities, a segment that represents roughly 1 in 5 people in the U.S.As the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) approaches, a new group has formed to championContinue reading “Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo And Others Push For Accessibility Development – ReadWrite”

A convoluted plethora of barely connected cloud silos

Recently on Facebook JP was lamenting the confused state of managing our data in the cloud when multiple identities and platforms are involved. JP Rangaswami New Windsor, United Kingdom · iCloud is terrible. Going back to Microsoft is unthinkable. Having lived through trying to use personal and corporate gmail accounts in parallel, Google is ruled outContinue reading “A convoluted plethora of barely connected cloud silos”