Instagram works to make the app more inclusive, and they do it by adding features that will help visually impaired users to better use the app. You can also take advantage of these features to help visually impaired users better browse your photos.
The company recently announced the two new features. The first is an automatic alternative text generator that allows users to hear descriptions of images when using a screen reader in the feed, explore, and profile tabs. This feature utilizes technology that recognizes objects in images to generate the text. The other feature is a photographer and other users can take advantage of: custom alternative text. This allows users to add text descriptions to their images. To access this, when you create a new post, just click on "Advanced Settings" and then "Print All Text." From there, you can add a text description of your photos as people who use screen readers to hear when they surf. As the app now appears on more people's phones than ever, it's great to see that the company is taking steps to make it more accessible to all users.
Lead image of Lisa Fotios, used under Creative Commons.