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Twitter Accessibility Aug 20
Noticed you can add alt-text when editing your photos? That means you’ve made it into our small test. We’re working on making it easier for everyone to make their Tweets accessible, no settings update needed. Let us know what you think!
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Twitter Accessibility Aug 1
We’re aware of an issue that prevents people from adding image descriptions -- also known as alt-text -- on Android. This will be fixed early next week.
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Twitter Accessibility Jul 2
Replying to @TwitterA11y
With TalkBack enabled, people using Twitter for Android now have the ability to Like, Retweet, Reply or Share through a Double Tap and Hold gesture on a Tweet in the Home Timeline. Have any feedback? Try it out and let us know what you think!
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Twitter Accessibility Jul 2
Can't stop, won't stop! Use Twitter for Android and have Android TalkBack enabled on your phone? Then this latest update is for you.
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Twitter Accessibility Jun 14
This week we added support for the new reduced motion setting to Twitter's Web app. If you've enabled this in your computer's settings, it'll automatically work. You can also enable it in Settings -> Accessibility
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Twitter Accessibility Jun 7
Replying to @TwitterA11y
We’re excited to bring you these updates! But, stay tuned. We have MUCH more up our sleeve. We’re here to serve the public conversation — and that means everyone.
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Twitter Accessibility Jun 7
Replying to @TwitterA11y
And finally, for both iOS and Android, Twitter Cards in Tweets are now supporting screen readers — no more mystery Cards! VoiceOver and TalkBack will now read where activation will lead the user, the media type inside the Card, and the title on the Card
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Twitter Accessibility Jun 7
Replying to @TwitterA11y
Also on Android, we’ve added counts of all the social engagement each Tweet receives. At the end of each Tweet, users will hear the count of how many replies, Retweets, and Likes are associated with that Tweet. We didn’t want you to miss that top conversation.
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Twitter Accessibility Jun 7
Replying to @TwitterA11y
For Android, we’ve added “Promoted” badging labels to our accessibility screen reader strings. Now all users will know which Tweets are being promoted.
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Twitter Accessibility Jun 7
Get ready. We’re announcing some updates you’ve been seriously waiting for… We’re rolling out some major improvements for screen reader support. Keep reading for some highlights
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Twitter Accessibility May 30
Thanks for bringing this up - we're going to reach out that team today to let them know.
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Twitter Accessibility Jan 22
Replying to @Twitter
A new is coming. Follow along for upcoming improvements to screen reader support and keyboard navigation. Reply if you have any suggestions!
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Twitter Accessibility Oct 19
Replying to @JonAvilaA11y
This is something we provide; thanks for your feedback!
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Twitter Accessibility Sep 21
We are looking into this; thanks for alerting us and providing details!
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Twitter Accessibility Sep 10
Replying to @MarcoInEnglish
Thanks for these details; we will be investigating this!
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Twitter Accessibility 18 Aug 18
Replying to @adityabajaj_
Thanks for the feedback. Is this because of the shapes being similar?
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Twitter Accessibility 10 Aug 18
People using can now add image descriptions, also known as alternative text, when composing a Tweet. We’re excited to add this feature so images on Twitter are more accessible for everyone! Turn on image descriptions in your Twitter accessibility settings.
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Twitter Accessibility 18 Jul 18
Replying to @FatElvis04
We will look into this. Where are you experiencing the comma within a quote Tweet? What would you expect? Thanks for surfacing this.
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Twitter Accessibility 3 Jul 18
Replying to @movito
We are working on this!
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TweetDeck 3 Jul 18
Starting today, people using TweetDeck can add descriptions, also known as alternative text, to images in Tweets. With this update, we’re empowering people using TweetDeck to make their Tweets accessible to the widest possible audience.
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