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1 month 1 week ago #1

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With the increasing legal requirement to make sites WCAG 2.0 Level AA globally (in Canada effective Jan. 1, 20121) - can you please look at providing alt description fields for carousel, sliders and for the default image for APP posts and any other plugin that requires image alt description?

Thank you.

1 month 1 week ago #2

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Hello,
Thank you for contacting us

Unfortunately, this is not possible,
because this is not a image, this is a background image.

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Vyacheslav, Balbooa Support Team

1 month 1 week ago #3

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Thank you.
I understand this is the case for sliders, etc. but what about the main image used in a APP post?

This is added from the side bar with no ability to add alt description - this image would be considered a standalone, primary image on a page.

1 month 1 week ago #4

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The intro-post image is also made with background-image.


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1 month 1 week ago #5

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I guess this is because there is the option to place the heading over top?

I am curious why (in the effort to move to compliancy) background images cannot have an alt description?

Is there technical reason or just that it has not beed important enough to do so?

1 month 1 week ago #6

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This is the html spec more details here
www.w3schools.com/tags/att_img_alt.asp

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1 month 1 week ago #7

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Yup
That simply says why you need it.

I am asking why we wouldn't include a field for at least the APP main image - so screen readers can read the description for what would typically be used as the "main image" of a post?

I realize you are saying background images "don't require" the tag - but with increasing pressure and fines for sites not in compliance - why would developers not focus on adding this option as we move forward into a compliancy-required future?

1 month 6 days ago #8

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Hello,
Thank you for contacting us

You can check with a validator and there will be no errors.
Because only the <img> tag should have an alt

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Vyacheslav, Balbooa Support Team
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