Friday, January 15, 19:37
Home inet Twitter audio tweets are not accessible to everyone

Twitter audio tweets are not accessible to everyone

Last week a new feature was released by Twitter, allows iOS users create sound tweets.

And while many users have already tried the feature on Appliances There are some who can't participate in the fun, due to an important element that the company seems to have overlooked: accessibility.

Many criticized her platform, that he did not think of users with hearing problems when he created this one mode. Many online platforms like YouTube or the Facebook, provide captions to ensure that people with disabilities can still access the audio content posted on the site.

Twitter said it was an early release of audio tweets.

However, this tweet started a thread that revealed a bigger problem of the company, as Twitter does not have an "official team" dealing with the issue of accessibility on the platform.

In response, Twitter software engineer Andrew Hayward revealed that those who work for accessibility to the company are "volunteers". He later clarified that the volunteers are in fact paid employees of the company, but accessibility was not officially part of the work requirements of this informal group.

Since the accessibility is not embedded in the rules taken into account when designing and creating a new feature, it is natural to be missing from the new audio tweets feature.

A Twitter spokesman told The Verge that the company intends to devote resources to focusing on accessibility for its products.

"We are looking at how we can build a more dedicated team to focus on accessibility tools and support for all products," Twitter said in a statement. "We made a mistake in the audio Tweets and we are committed to making them better - making this feature more accessible as well as all the features in the future. We are constantly reviewing both the functionality of our products and the internal processes that inform them. We will make progress in this area. "

With the content in Internet to focus more and more on sound thanks to podcasting, there will definitely be other accessibility issues. However, a company as large and well-established as Twitter should have no problem devoting time and resources to making sure its platform is accessible to all.

LEAVE ANSWER

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Absent Miahttps://www.secnews.gr
Being your self, in a world that constantly tries to change you, is your greatest achievement

LIVE NEWS

Android: How to see which apps have access to your site

It's no secret that smartphone apps have access to many permissions - if you let them. It is important to make sure ...

Canon lets you take pictures from space

Instead of releasing new cameras for CES 2021, Canon is doing something different: It lets you take pictures from space ....

Wikipedia vs Big tech: Who fights misinformation?

As Election Day turned into US Election Week, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were trying to prevent ...
00:02:36

Tesla: It is called to recall cars due to problematic screens

The touch screen in some Tesla cars seems to have a problem, which could ...

Ransomware is responsible for half of all data breaches in hospitals

Almost half of the data breaches committed in hospitals and the wider healthcare sector are due to ransomware attacks, ...

Astronomers have just found the oldest oversized black hole

A quasar was discovered in a dark corner of space - over 13,03 billion light-years away - and contains a ...

What are the best and most affordable 5G phones for 2021

The market will soon be flooded with mid-range 5G devices. Everything that happens will be really exciting: you will be able to ...

Verified Twitter accounts in a cryptocurrency scam with the name of Elon Musk violated!

Lately, hackers have been violating verified Twitter accounts in a cryptocurrency giveaway scam, in which the name of the CEO is used ...

Classiscam: Fraudsters "fake" brands and deceive users of European markets!

Dozens of criminal gangs publish fake ads in popular online markets, to attract unsuspecting users to "fraudulent" commercial sites or phishing ...

iOS 14.4: Displays a notification for repairs with non-genuine cameras

Starting with the iPhone 11, Apple has added a notification to iOS that tells the user when the device has a ...