From the post:
Twitter is an important part of public discourse. As it becomes more and more image heavy, people who are blind are left out of the conversation. That’s where Alt-Bot comes in. Alt-Bot fills the gaps in image content using an image recognition API to add text descriptions.
The inspiration for the format of the message is a tweet by @stevefaulkner, in which he adds alt text to a retweet.
If accessibility isn’t high on your radar, imagine an adaptation of the same technique that recognizes sexual images and warns managers and diplomats of possible phishing scams.
Spread the word!
I first saw this in a tweet by Steve Faulkner.