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Facebook’s accessibility ambitions – TechCrunch

Facebook’s work around accessibility took center stage in 2016 when it launched something called automatic alt-text (AAT) for people using screen readers to identify what’s displayed. AAT uses object recognition technology to generate descriptions of photos on Facebook. But what Facebook deployed in 2016 represented the mere beginning of its ...

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Ocado shares rocket on Kroger tech deal

Image copyright Newscast Shares in online grocer Ocado have surged by 60% after it struck a deal with US retail giant Kroger. Ocado’s technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger, which is one of the world’s biggest grocery chains with annual sales of $122bn (£90bn). Under the ...

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Pope warns nuns to use ‘sobriety’ on social media

Image copyright Getty Images The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps “with sobriety and discretion”. The document, titled Cor Orans, clarifies rules governing monastic life that were issued in 2016. It says the guidance is intended to safeguard silence and recollection. The document mentions “social ...

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