What you need to know
- Spotify is making accessibility changes to its platform.
- It is changing the size of some of its buttons, adding bigger text, and introducing auto-generated podcast transcripts.
- These will roll out in the coming weeks.
Spotify has today announced it is rolling out some big accessibility changes to its platform in the coming weeks.
In a blog post the company stated:
The changes will bring new buttons with different colors, text formatting, and sizes that will make it easier for low-vision and visually impaired users to "spot and engage with these actions when using Spotify on their phones".
It is also introducing a larger text size available in the Settings of iOS that will let users increase the font size of the app.
The final and arguably biggest change is podcast transcripts:
You can read the full announcement here.
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