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Twitter has moved to make it easier for people with visual impairments to access and understand images uploaded to the platform.

Users of the iOS and Android Twitter apps can add descriptions — also known as alternative text (alt text) — to images in Tweets.

Using up to 420 characters, people can provide details of the image they are tweeting. The description can then be accessed by the visually impaired and be read like any other text post using their assistive technology.

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