Facebook has created a new tool that will enable the visually impaired people to ‘see’ the pictures that are being posted online. The new tool can describe different pictures that are uploaded on the site. This will be done in such a way that the pictures will be in a form that can be read by a screen reader.
A screen reader is a software that aids visually impaired people while using the computer. The software turns content on the screen of the computer into speech output or Braille. According to BBC, the man who is said to be behind this creation is Matt King, a Facebook Engineer who is visually impaired