Twitter launches audio translations for charts for visually impaired users
Twitter is continuing to improve its accessibility features, this time by adding a new option for visually impaired users to convert charts into audio elements.
The new method will allow visually impaired persons to 'listen' to charts by converting data into pitched sounds, which will be accompanied by a written description.
We're still rolling out, so here's a demo video in case you don't have access to the latest tweet analytics yet: pic.twitter.com/JidNFyPLh5— Julius Elias Sohn (@juliussohn) June 7, 2022
Over the last year, Twitter has worked to improve accessibility features such as alt-text description display, auto captions on video clips, and a new 'CC' button on videos with captions. In the year 2020, Twitter added a dedicated '+ALT' button to posted photographs, making it easier for users to add alt text descriptions to their shared images.