LinkedIn Becoming Less Accessible?
LinkedIn used to be one of those social networking sites which I have highly recommended to people with disabilities, as it was one of the most accessible ones. Visiting the site for a couple of minutes one can tell that it was designed, with accessibility in mind. Maybe not anymore?
The other day I signed into my account and noticed they had a CAPTCHA after the login screen, which requires me to type in an image from a picture to validate that it is really me. I didn't think much of it at that point, I just couldn't believe LinkedIn would do something like this.
This morning I signed in again, but I found the same thing.
Unfortunately, as it was discussed several times on this site, this makes it impossible for deaf blind people to use such a service, and also makes it much more difficult to people with learning disabilities.
I have seen many sites which did not make a move towards accessibility, but it is hard to come by one which will after such a great example, make it more difficult to use for people with disabilities.