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An Interview with a Facebook Accessibility Engineer
A blue, 3D box, with each side a Facebook logo has a scattering of thumbs-up likes floating out.We’ve all heard about the changes Facebook is making to allow the visually impaired to more easily access their platform. It’s a great step forward and in many ways, they are leading the way for others to also change their websites.
 
This article, about the changes to photos and the artificial intelligence that is automatically describing the content of photos, includes an interview between Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, and one of his staff members who has been working on this technology. It’s worth spending a few minutes with the video to learn more about some of the staff who are driving the changes.
 
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