LinkedIn and Accessibility

Adding Alt Text to Images

LinkedIn makes adding alt text to images very simple and intuitive. When you add a photo, the Add Description link appears. There is no need to change any settings. It’s simple and intuitive!

Linked in post with image that says design is powerful showing add description box on image

Once you select Add description, you see a box where you can add your Alternative Text and it gives a nice explanation as well. “Adding alternative text makes your photo more accessible.” There’s also a nice explanation of what to type there. It reads, “Text describing what’s in the photo.”
Alternative text dialog box in LinkedIn

Video Accessibility

You can add captions to videos you upload to LinkedIn by uploading a caption file (.srt file) that you create outside of LinkedIn. See Additional Resources for assistance with this.

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This tutorial has been developed through a cooperative agreement with Arkansas iCAN through a project focused on Increasing Digital Access in Arkansas.