Recently, Facebook has been scoring big time on the accessibility front. Turns out that my FB contacts will no longer have to explain their posted images to me; well not as much anyway. Why just yesterday, I was chastising my cousin for forgetting to describe his most recent posted picture. The Facebook accessibility team has been developing an image recognition algorithm which attempts to decipher the image and insert a canned description in order for us blind folks to also partake in FB fun. I haven’t tried it yet, as it’s not on the Canadian appstore yet, but I’m sure it’ll be pretty neat.
You can read more on this endeavor and see it in action at TechCrunch: Facebook’s tool to help the blind “see” images just launched for iOS