Twitter continues to expand its accessibility tools, this time by adding a new option Translate charts into audio elements For visually impaired users.
As you can see (and hear) in this example, the new process will be enabled With a written description of the chart, visually impaired people translate the data into pitched words to ‘hear’ the charts.
Which, in most cases, you guessed it, sounds like this example, although it would be interesting to hear the slight variations of the chart statistics and how it can help people to hear the key elements in the chart display.
Twitter has been working for the past year to add more accessibility options, including Upgrades its Alt-Text description display, Automatic captions on video clips And a New ‘CC’ button in the video where captions are available.
Twitter also added a dedicated ‘+ ALT’ button to images posted in 2020, making it easier for users to add Alt text descriptions to their shared visuals.
In combination, Twitter now provides a range of helpful elements to enhance the app-in-the-middle experience, giving more users more ways to participate in Twitter conversations.
Chart translation is another small step that can have a big impact on a wider subset of communities.