Facebook Uses AI To Help Blind ‘See’ Posts

FacebookTwitter Facebook’s new feature called Automotive Alternative (launched on Monday) has taken a big step in the direction of accessibility. This new feature is meant to allow people using screen readers to receive summaries of the content of photos posted on Facebook. The social networking giant is initially testing this new feature on the iOS version in English. Helping people with disabilities A screen reader is software that provides spoken descriptions of what’s onscreen. Until now, the automated voice of a screen reader declared just the name of the person, the person’s shared text, and the word “photo” for a News Feed post with a photo. Facebook’s new feature will be of much help to people with certain disabilities as now they will be able to get a better understanding of the communications…

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