Facebook AI Fills In the Photo Blanks for Blind Users

Facebook on Monday introduced automated alt text, a new tool that describes what's in an image to help visually impaired users engage more on the site.

The goal is to help the blind community experience Facebook the same way others enjoy it, according to Facebook's accessibility team, led by Matt King, Jeff Wieland and Shaomei Wu (pictured above).

People using screen readers on iOS devices will hear a description of the items contained in a photo when they swipe past pictures on a Facebook page.


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