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LinkedIn adds accessibility features

What To Know

  • In observance of Dyslexia Awareness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the platform is offering users additional options for consuming articles and newsletters.
  • Every article and newsletter will now prominently feature the Immersive Reader icon, providing access to a variety of accessibility tools.
  • Another notable feature is Content Isolation, which segregates the primary text of an article or newsletter from the surrounding elements on the screen.
  • Immersive Reader can isolate and present a few lines at a time, further enhancing readability.

LinkedIn is enhancing its accessibility by incorporating Microsoft’s Immersive Reader into its platform. In observance of Dyslexia Awareness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the platform is offering users additional options for consuming articles and newsletters. This becomes especially valuable as LinkedIn increasingly embraces longer-form content.

Every article and newsletter will now prominently feature the Immersive Reader icon, providing access to a variety of accessibility tools. Among these tools is a text-to-speech function, which can audibly narrate articles. LinkedIn emphasizes that this feature aids auditory learners and individuals with visual impairments, helping them to better engage with and comprehend the content. Remarkably, this tool extends its support to more than 60 languages.

Additionally, Immersive Reader facilitates real-time translation for over 100 languages. Another notable feature is Content Isolation, which segregates the primary text of an article or newsletter from the surrounding elements on the screen.

This separation aids individuals in maintaining their focus while reading. Immersive Reader can isolate and present a few lines at a time, further enhancing readability. Furthermore, it offers Syllable Splitting, which dissects complex words into smaller components to assist users in both understanding and pronouncing them.

Immersive Reader has gradually integrated itself into various Microsoft products and services over the past few years, having been accessible in Office and Minecraft: Education Edition for some time. Its introduction to LinkedIn promises to significantly improve the platform’s usability for individuals with dyslexia and other related conditions.

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