TikTok, the mega-popular, short-form video social network, recently launched a dedicated page on its website detailing its commitment to the disability community and accessibility. The addition of the new page aligns well with TikTok’s peers in the technology industry—Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, amongst others, have long maintained pages on their respective sites touting their own accessibility work.
“At TikTok, we’re committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and supporting our diverse community. Inclusivity is important to us because when people feel included, they’re more comfortable expressing themselves authentically, creating content, and engaging with others,” TikTok says introducing the new page. “Being truly inclusive means building products and tools for everyone. Our cross-functional teams work with our creator community, as well as disability organizations and advocates to help ensure TikTok is accessible to everyone.”
On the page, TikTok highlights a few of the accessibility features supported by the service. These include automatic captioning, a text-to-speech option, animated thumbnails, and a photosensitivity warning for users with epilepsy.