Instagram launches new accessibility features for users with visual impairments

The major social media platform, Instagram, has recently launched two new accessibility features for individuals with visual impairments.  The first feature is automatic alternative text; the second is the ability to manually add alternative text to photos. Check out the excerpt from Instagram’s blog: We are introducing two new improvements to make it easier for […]

Signing off…

When I first started, back in August, I had no idea what the words “assistive technology” meant. Blindly, I accepted the position as a social media intern with the INDATA Project because I could tell my interviewers, Wade and Nikol, loved their work and I wanted in on it. Now, as I write my final […]

Social Media and Accessibility

Technology is a rapidly changing world with each change likely to bring new accessibility issues. Work is ongoing to make sure these issues are addressed but the challenges of social networks and accessibility remain. Social media aims to deliver its message in a more innovative and engaging way rather than a leaflet or brochure. It […]

Review: Twitter’s Alter Ego, “Accessible Twitter”

People are spending more and more time on the Internet each day.  Whether you are shopping for the best price on a new appliance, researching the topic for your term paper, or looking for trailers of that new movie, chances are you turn to your computer and search the Internet for answers.  Social media sites […]