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John W.
John W.
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Author: John W.
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I did just read in this forum that Website X5 does not have tools within it to make websites ADA compliant. I am being trolled right now by a company selling its services, saying one line of Javascript will solve all my probems. (Yeah right. Did I just think that outloud?)

I think the troll is going to become too pushy. Already their second phone call. But in reading up on this, there are just several NORMAL things we can do, like ALT tags. This is a paragraph from the article in the link from that other forum post:

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One thing to check is that your website includes alternative text (aka alt text) for each image. Alt text is a word or phrase that describes an image for those with a visual impairment. Having accurate alt text is important not only because it enables screen reading software, such as NVDA or JAWS, to describe images to visually impaired users, but also because it enables search engines to display images based on written descriptions and to display search results more accurately. This type of testing can be tedious to do manually, so consider using an automated system to find potential violations and issues faster. The W3C has https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/" aria-label="a list of web accessibility evaluation tools" rel="noopener">a list of web accessibility evaluation tools.

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Seeing that all shopping cart card images do not have an alt tag in this software, can the software be programed to automatically take the filename(s) of the JPEG image(s) on the shopping cart card and just make them a default ALT tag? That would be a big hurdle, and a big SEO milestone for us too.

Could something that important be written into a soon to be update of the program?

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Aleksej H.
Aleksej H.
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Hello. I sent a notification about your question to the company employees, expect an answer from them here in the comments.

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John W.
John W.
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Kind of looks like they are already working on some aspects of it. Paul told me that the mystery uncrawlable link showing up on our web pages at the Page Title position is related to screen readers. So progress on the ADA is already being made.

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Elisa B.
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Hi John, 

thank you for getting in touch and sorry for keeping you wait. 

While the ALT tag is available for the images you add using the Image Objects, we have been reported that this feature is missing for other important elements. What I can tell you for sure is that we have collected this kind of message and have reported them, but I do not have any news regarding this topic at the moment, I am sorry about this. In case there will be developments in this sense I will be happy to let you know. 

Thanks! Kind regards.

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