I checked my site's WCAG compliance using the WAVE Accessibility Tool and I am getting errors on every page for the social links in the Footer. The error is: "Empty Link: A link contains no text". I believe the code should identify the link as Twitter, Instagram, Mail, etc. so people with disabilities using screen readers know what they are clicking on. I was told by Squarespace Technical Support that there is not currently a solution in place for this. I was told I would need to upgrade my subscription and manually fix the code. I was surprised about this response. Social Links are a standard block tool and I imagine they are used quite a bit.
Does anyone know if Squarespace is working on a solution to ensure that this block meets accessibility standards? Or is there a workaround that does not require upgrading my subscription? Thanks for the help.
Site URL: https://scribelytribe.com
I'm using the Image "Collage" design on a few pages of my site. I noticed that the Title field in the text block cannot be tagged as a Header. This is causing an accessibility alert with the WAVE Accessibility Checker Tool. Any manual work around for this? I'm concerned this will cause navigation issues as people with disabilities move through my site using a screen reader. Also, I want my site to be WCAG 2.0 AA compliant. This is not possible without proper tagging.