Blind People Can Use Facebook Just Like Us

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Facebook announces its new project on April 04, 2016 in its newsroom site , that blind people can be using Facebook using the so called ...
Blind People Can Use FB
Facebook announces its new project on April 04, 2016 in its newsroom site, that blind people can be using Facebook using the so called “Artificial Intelligence". Blind people use cell phone also but only for messages through voice messaging.

Every day, the peoples of the world sending and sharing its images through the well known social media. Like Instagram, Twitter, Messenger, and WhatsApp. According to Facebook, “there are 39 million people who are blind and 246 million people who are severe visual impairment”. These people living around us, might be our neighbors or we meet in a passenger jeep or buses. That may hear the technology around us we use while we are living every day. This is challenge also to them, that they could also use this visual content in the internet. That would contribute fun and communicate through images using the online, through the advent of using the smart phones that we have now this day.

Through this, Facebook may help the blind peoples community to experience the technology that Facebook have now, same as what we experience as normal people that could hear, see, and feel the objects they see in their computer monitor. Facebook wants to build technology that may help to them experience Facebook the same way enjoy it.

Through this, Facebook introduces Automatic Alternative Text or Automatic ALT text. Facebook said, “This is a new development that generates a description of a photo using advancements in object recognition technology. People using screen readers on iOS devices will hear a list of items a photo may contain as they swipe past photos on Facebook”.

Using this Automatic Alternative Text, blind people would hear the name of a person who shared the photo and followed by the term “Photo”. And can offer a richer description of what is in the photo, example, people smiling, people on the beach, 3 people, smiling. That blind people can hear what they say in the photos.

Facebook will launch, ALT text first in iOS phone set in English language. But plan also in another language and platforms, like in Android phones.
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Arnel is a Blog creator and writer, A founder and publisher of www.combinebasic.com and www.nuggetro.info. Part time Computer Instructor, Computer And Electronic Technician, And performing job as Biomedical Machine Specialist. I'm an avid fan of social media and very interested in Technical information and innovation.