Discord has up to date its Home windows and macOS desktop purchasers to let customers add alt textual content for picture attachments, the service has announced on Twitter. It’s a useful accessibility characteristic for customers that depend on display screen readers and arrives alongside the flexibility to preview and add as much as 10 recordsdata at a time.
The alt textual content accessibility characteristic may be discovered by clicking the small pen icon (“Modify Attachment”) on the highest proper of every particular person preview earlier than sending it in a textual content channel. After all, the characteristic depends on folks making the trouble to manually add alt textual content to ensure that it to be helpful. Nevertheless it’s higher than not having the choice in any respect.
massive upgrades to attachments: now you possibly can add as much as 10 recordsdata at a time on desktop, see previews, and add alt textual content for ppl with display screen readers (plus a number of extra issues). fairly massive. pic.twitter.com/rptaHdlCem
— Discord (@discord) November 18, 2021
Alt textual content assist joins plenty of different accessibility options Discord has added to its desktop apps in current months. Different high quality of life enhancements embody keyboard assist for drag and drop, permitting customers to prepare their servers and channels while not having to make use of a mouse, and a slider that adjustments the pace of its text-to-speech characteristic.