TweetDeck has released an update that allows people to “make their tweets accessible to the widest possible audience.” Users can now add descriptions, or alternative text, to images they share in tweets.
The company describes this feature is incredibly useful for people who are visually impaired as they will have access to the image descriptions via assistive technology like screen readers and braille displays.
TweetDeck users can now add descriptions, also known as alternative text, to images in Tweets. The process is simple as users just have to add a few words to describe their picture once they upload it.
TweetDeck notes that in order to add image descriptions, users must first enable the feature in their Twitter settings. Instructions on how to do that can be found on Twitter’s support page.
Tell us what you think about TweetDeck’s accessibility initiative. TweetDeck for Mac is available on the Mac App Store for free.