moderated Re: How accessible is Linked in

David Goldfield

I'm a fairly regular user of LinkedIn. It's an extremely busy site with a lot going on and, therefore, a lot of content and options to navigate through. However, LinkedIn is most definitely worth your time if you're at all interested in networking and job seeking. I have found it to be an invaluable resource and I can't recommend it highly enough. Parts of it are very accessible and other parts of it could do with some improvement but it's definitely doable.
I would take the time to build your profile with as much detail as is reasonable. Add any roles you've had/have, including volunteer opportunities which might be of relevance or interest to others, along with skills that you have, awards you've received, accomplishments, etc. Search for people who are also members who you'd like to network with but I would recommend doing so only when you feel your profile is at a point where you're comfortable with others viewing it.
I would call LinkedIn a professional networking site rather than a social networking site, such as Facebook. Therefore, keep everything professional. Highlight your professional work and skills but not your favorite foods or TV shows.
I don't have the time to provide one on one support or to answer specific questions about LinkedIn and I honestly don't know the best list or group where questions of this nature can be asked. However, give LinkedIn a chance and I think you may receive many benefits from it.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

On 11/12/2020 5:34 PM, JM Casey wrote:
It's very different from It has much more of a social media
platform aspect to it, rather than a board from which to conduct job
searches (although you can certainly use it to look for jobs). I personally
do not like it at all and don't find the site to be even remotely a pleasant
experience, but I won't say it's unusable. Go for it if you need it -- just
prepare for some annoyances. I haven't touched it in over a year though so
who knows how much the interface may have changed.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: November 12, 2020 02:41 PM
Subject: How accessible is Linked in

Does linked in play nicely with JAWS? Are there special requirements
somehow, or scripts? Is it better than


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