Images online are a source of aggravation for many visually impaired web users. Websites don’t always provide accurate or detailed descriptions, or they use the space to game search engines with more key words instead of proving information about what the picture actually is.
Photo recognition software is being developed, but currently doesn’t come anywhere close to the accuracy that the human eye can supply. And that is why Niamh Parsley has developed Depict, a browser add-on to help connect sighted and visually impaired people in need of photograph descriptions.
Although Niamh states that Depict isn’t the final solution, it will help users while we wait for photo recognition software to be more accurate and user friendly.
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Have you tried Depict? What were your thoughts?
How a Simple Browser Add-On is Changing the Way Visually Impaired People Use the Web