Twitter on Thursday turned on automatic captions foron iOS following criticism that the feature, which debuted last year, was not accessible to people with disabilities.
“We take your feedback and are doing the work. To improve accessibility features, captions for voice tweets are being implemented today,” Twitter he said in a tweet. “Now when you record a Voice Tweet, the captions will be generated and displayed automatically. To view the captions on the web, click the ‘CC’ button.”
Twitter started testing voice tweets last summer, but many criticized the social media platform for not taking into account the needs of all users before launch.
“We regret that we tested unsupported voice tweets for the visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing,” he said the company tweeted in June. “It was a mistake to introduce this experiment without this support. Accessibility should not be an afterthought.” In September, the company said he was “working to make the transcript available so that voice tweets are more accessible.”
Twitter’s head of global accessibility Gurpreet Kaur said in a statement: “Although it is still early and we know it will not be perfect at first, it is one of many steps we are taking to expand and strengthen accessibility across our service, and we look forward to continuing our journey to create a truly inclusive service. “
Voice tweets are not yet available on Android.