Twitter is testing some upgrades to its image alt-text descriptions for vision-impaired users, with a new ‘ALT’ badge being added to images where alternative text descriptions are available, and an expanded description window to make them more accessible.
As you can see here, the new option will put more specific focus on alt-text data, with a mini-window opening up when you tap the ‘ALT’ indicator, outlining the additional detail.
Upgraded alt-text will be another welcome addition – though it’s only in testing at this stage.
Twitter says that it’s launching the new features to 3% of Twitter across Android, iOS, and Web. Twitter will assess the results of this initial test pool, before deciding on a broader roll-out of the update, likely in April.