Facebook’s Latest Feature Will Help Blind People in a Big Way

Social Media Apps And Computer KeyboardsTechnology just gets more amazing by the day.  Facebook introduced a new feature on Tuesday that will allow people with visual impairments to hear descriptions of photos, aiming to make the company’s social media apps more useful and accessible. According to Time, The feature, called automatic alternative text, uses object recognition technology to describe a photo, listing the items, people and scenery that it might contain. Previously, Facebook said, someone using a screen reader could only hear the name of a person and that the person had shared a photo. Now, they can also hear what’s included in the image.

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