Note: as of late August 2019, LinkedIn may automatically add alt text to images. Check their alt text online help for more details.
Yesterday, I had a chat about alternative text for images with my Twitter colleague Stanford Griffin.
He asked about managing alternative text for images in Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Hey, my #a11y friends. How do you handle #alttext in #socialmedia? #Twitter is easy (Thank you @TwitterA11y), but what about for #Facebook, #Instagram, and #LinkedIn? I’ve just been writing in a description at the bottom of each post. #accessbility
— Stanford Griffith (@StanfordAlan) February 26, 2019
We spoke about adding alternative text for images in Instagram.
And then we started talking about LinkedIn’s alternative text for images.
Similar to Facebook who added alternative text last year, LinkedIn added the alternative text feature but didn’t announce it.
I don’t understand why neither social media company didn’t announce the highly requested feature to their users.
Which reminded me, I’ve been putting off publishing a tutorial about LinkedIn’s alternative text. Here it is! Continue reading How to Add Alternative Text to LinkedIn Images