LinkedIn Releasing Several Accessibility Updates

Auto captions will roll out for video content in the coming weeks

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LinkedIn said it has seen a 33% year-over-year increase in conversations on its platform about accessibility and inclusivity in the workplace, and the professional network responded with updates to improve accessibility.

Auto captions will roll out for video content in the coming weeks for members who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or just prefer to view videos with the sound off.

They will debut in English only and be automatically generated when videos are uploaded to the platform. They can be added to videos as soon as they are automated or reviewed by the creator of the video in order to ensure accuracy.


Users can now turn on high contrast when watching videos on the LinkedIn application, improving accessibility for those with low vision or visual disabilities.




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