LinkedIn tried to become more accessible and it sadly backfired  

on February 16, 2023 at 9:48pm |Updated on February 23, 2023 at 10:48am Photos of the Access by Design Audit Team: Iona, Mede, Sara, Krista and Lleona

LinkedIn has decided to automatically add an alt tag when you post with an image.

A commendable attempt to improve accessibility on LinkedIn.

Except that, if you have already added it, it replaces it.

I uploaded my team photo with the Alt Text as follows:

"Photos of the Access by Design Team: Iona, Mede, Sara, Krista and Lleona"

LinkedIn helpfully replaced this with the following:

"graphical user interface, application, Teams"

I do not want to criticise LinkedIn for wanting to improve their accessibility but did they not think that it might be worth checking whether someone had added an Alt Tag already?

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