WRITING & EDITING
Edits on Medium:
I was negligent. I admit it. I didn’t add alt text to my photo. Major crime against UX and accessibility, yes. In addition, a publication reached out to invite me to post one of my stories, but they require alt text. Easy edit, right? No.
Before you publish a piece there is an option to email your new post to subscribers. Seems like a good idea so I check that little box every time. However, this option restricts your editing capabilities if you need to add something later like alt text.
Medium tech support was great in answering my question when I couldn’t find an answer in the help section. And they are working to fix the limitations caused by the ‘email to subscribers’ option. In the meantime, if you publish with that option, it’s good to know the following:
- alt text cannot be added
- images cannot be resized
- embedded or unfurling links cannot be added
Has anyone else experienced post-publishing limitations they can share? I’ve learned my lesson. From now on I will add alt text properly from the get go.