Your Twitter feed is likely littered with pictures. Photos, videos, and GIFs can add a lot to a tweet, but can be frustrating to the visually impaired that can’t see them.
Twitter user @_Red_Long points out there’s actually a Twitter setting you can activate that gives those that cannot see an image a short description of what’s there. In order for it to be included in your tweets, you just have to activate it.
I’m a blind twitter user. There are a lot of us out there. Increase your ability to reach us and help us interact with your pictures, it’s really simple and makes a huge difference to our twitter experiance allowing us to see your images our way. Thanks for the description ???? pic.twitter.com/hCsjoFdmev
— Rob Long (@_Red_Long) January 3, 2018
To do it, tap on your icon on the Twitter app and then select Settings and Privacy from the drop-down menu. From there, select Accessibility.
The first session of the Accessibility menu is a section for Vision. Click the box beside “Compose image descriptions” to activate the feature.
Now when you post an image, you’ll be given the option to add a description of it to your post. If you think the image adds to the tweet (which it obviously does since you added it), then take a second to fill out the description so everyone can enjoy it.