How is Instagram with VoiceOver?

iOS & iPadOS

So I have an instagram account that I haven't used in quite some time. Now I'm thinking of using it but is it worth using it with voice over? Is it pretty accessible?



Submitted by Siobhan on Monday, February 24, 2020

Hi. It is accessible. I don't comment on photos because usually people forget to add alt text. The one thing I would like to see them introduce is what they do on twitter. You have the caption text field, then an edit field for alt text so you can describe the photos. Instagram, you have to put it up, then go back and edit it. A bit tedious but.

Submitted by Khushi on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

I use it with voiceover and find it pritty accessible. stories are not accessible and some buttens are not labled rest is usable and enjoyable. however it becomes much more amazing when people add alt text or provide photo descriptions .

Submitted by Sara W on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Adding Alt text on instagram is doable before posting. It’s a matter of educating people on how and why it would benefit their posts.
Encourage accounts you follow to look for the “advanced” button. It’s typically the last button below the “share” options when you are creating a post. Once they open the advanced options at the bottom of that screen is “Write Alt Text”. There they can caption their image accordingly.
I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t use this as much as I could. However, I tend to describe my images in my post text.
I have also DMed accounts and asked them to describe their images or write out the text on their image in the post.
Let me know if this is helpful or if further questions.

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