One-size fits all image descriptions on the web don’t meet the needs of blind people

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Online image descriptions—or “alt-text”—help people who are blind or have low vision easily access information by providing the context and detail needed to interact with websites meaningfully, securely and efficiently.

However, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder recently published findings that suggest there is still a lot of work to be done to first generate and then improve these descriptions by creators across numerous platforms. The work, published in ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, aims to fill that gap by exploring ways to create training materials that humans and artificial intelligence …

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