Snapchat and Low Vision | Paths to Technology | Perkins eLearning
Recently, I was talking to one of my friends who asked me how people with low vision can access social media applications. With so many visual apps out there, it’s easy for people with vision impairments to feel left out of the loop or think that they can’t access social media like their sighted friends. Fortunately, more and more companies are thinking about accessibility and finding ways to reach users who use assistive technology. Snapchat is one of these apps.

What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is a popular messaging and social media platform that is based on pictures. Users can take photos and videos and send them as disappearing messages, or add them to a story where they are displayed for friends to see for 24 hours. It’s commonly used amongst teenagers and young adults. The app requires users be 13 years old or older and to create a free account which is connected to either an email or phone number.
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The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at
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