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5 things Pinterest changed to make its app better for people who are blind

By Shannon Connellan

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It may be playing catch-up, but Pinterest is finally making its platform more accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.

On Wednesday, Pinterest announced a handful of updates across the company’s app and website, particularly aimed at being more inclusive.

Steered by lead designer Long Cheng, Pinterest partnered with San Francisco non-profit Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to develop the updates.

“After talking to Pinners and finding out how Pinterest was (and wasn’t) working for them, we did an accessibility audit and created a list of areas to improve,” says Pinterest’s press statement. …

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