Instagram uses Artificial intelligence for visually impaired users

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Now these users will know what is published. The application of photos and videos is implementing new features to facilitate the use of people with visual disabilities.

These changes will allow screen readers to describe photos, either automatically using AI or by reading custom descriptions added by users.

They will be called “alternative text”, and are widely used online and are now being incorporated into Instagram. Users will be able to enter their own photo descriptions so that people who use screen readers (software that describes the items shown on the screen) can listen to them aloud while browsing their source, the browse page or a profile.

If there is no description, Instagram will automatically identify what is in a photo using object recognition technology, and then read your automated description of a picture aloud when someone moves.

The descriptions of the alternate text will not be visible, and users will have to go to the “Advanced settings” of a photo to include one. Already Facebook had tried this function.