This week we join VIP featuring, for the first time, a feedback segment. Join Jessica, Leo and Nelson as they take a look at accessible images for everyone.
When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired.
Automatic alternative text, or automatic alt text, is a new development from Facebook that generates a description of a photo using advancements in object recognition technology. People using screen readers on iOS devices will hear a list of items a photo may contain as they swipe past photos on Facebook. Before today, people using screen readers would only hear the name of the person who shared the photo, followed by the term “photo” when they came upon an image in News Feed. For instance, someone could now hear, “Image may contain three people, smiling, outdoor.”
Saqib is a core Microsoft developer living in London who lost the use of his eyes at age 7. He found inspiration in computing and is helping build Seeing AI, a research project that helps people who are visually impaired or blind to better understand who and what is around them. The app is built using intelligence APIs from Microsoft Cognitive Services .
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Name: Teresa Blaes
Hello. are you guys aware of any accessible blogging software similar to Mars edit for the mac, or what used to be windows Live writer? sense Microsoft shut it down, its ben a bit of a pain to find something that works.
Thanks, Teresa as a note, I use WordPress I’d also be up for knowing
how you guys blog, I currently use Jaws on one pc, and WindowEyes on
another. again, thanks for the help
Hi Cool Blind Tech,
I wanted to let you know about the latest feature from local transit app, Moovit, designed to help the blind community to navigate public transportation with much greater ease. With the new accessibility functionality, the Moovit app is a handy companion for those who live with blindness, by providing users with turn-by-turn directions and a smooth travel experience. By leveraging the VoiceOver and TalkBack enabled on iOS and Android devices, the Moovit app is removing the guesswork involved in traveling on public transport.