Twitter is gradually rolling out a new CC button that offers its users the ability to switch on or off the Closed Captions for a video. Previously, subtitles would just vanish if audio was unmuted.
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Facebook has said it's disabling facial recognition on its platform. It'll see a degrade in the quality of automatic alt text but the firm said it wants to wait for regulators to lay out rules.
Facebook has improved its automatic alternative text feature to help describe photos to the visually impaired. It now detects photo contents ten times better and gives better descriptions.
Mozilla has pushed Firefox 73. While the update isn't huge, it has made life easier for the visually impaired by handling High Contrast Mode better and adding global zoom settings.
Microsoft has teamed up with researchers and educators in the UK to create a physical programming language that can teach visually impaired children the magic of coding by using tangible objects.
We caught up with Ali Miracle - a visually impaired software developer and FOSS activist from Baghdad, Iraq. We spoke about his life, his background and his thoughts on Free and Open Source Software.
In a joint endeavor with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Wikipedia is set to implement new open source text-to-speech capabilities spanning several languages by September 2017.
An Indian company has developed 'smartshoes' that vibrate to help you to navigate around town. Originally developed to help the blind, they also include fitness sensors, and go on sale in September.