LinkedIn tried to become more accessible and it sadly backfired
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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