AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge: Programming for Accessibility

If you are a Twitter user with vision loss, this has undoubtedly happened to you: A tweet comes through on your timeline with some provocative text. There is an attached image you suspect will amuse, bewilder, or enrage. If only you knew what was in that image file…

Take heart and read on.

In this article we will introduce you to an exciting new mobile app that will do just that--describe a Twitter pic and recognize any embedded text. First, however, we want to introduce you to the developer competition that is making this and other smartphone, tablet, Web, desktop, and wearable access solutions possible.

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