Accessibility features supported on Twitter
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In addition to the general best practices that will help you create accessible social media content, Twitter offers certain features that can make your tweets accessible to more people.
- Add alt text to your images and gifs.
- Add captions to your videos on twitter.com by uploading an
.srtfile. This option is not available when using the iOS or Android apps.
- Captions are also supported on videos made using Media Studio (invitation-only) or another service that allows adding captions, such as Clipomatic, YouTube or Vimeo.
- Automatic captions are available in Spaces. On iOS, speakers need to enable captions.
Features not supported
- Descriptive link text is not supported. All links are shortened using Twitter's link shortening service.
Best practices specific to Twitter
- Thread related tweets for a better user experience and to provide context for people using assistive technology.
- Use a threaded tweet to share a meme description if there isn't enough space in the original tweet.
- Upload videos on the website or create and edit your videos before you upload them to Twitter so you can include captions.
- Check the color contrast on your profile page. Many of the themes do not have enough contrast.