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There's no alt text or other label associated with the search icon, so screen reader software (I tested with NVDA) announces it as 'button'. Can anyone please help me figure out how to add in alt text - or similar, I'm open to other options - so that screen reader users can find and use the search tool on my site?

(I want to avoid using one of the search style options that adds the word search on the screen - it not only dwarfs the rest of our navigation, but search appears to be placeholder text, so that wouldn't really resolve the screen reader issue.)

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What's the site URL?

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Try adding this to Settings > Advanced > Code Injection > Footer:


window.Squarespace.onInitialize(Y, function(){
 document.querySelector(".Header-search-form-submit").setAttribute('aria-label', 'Search');
});

Let me know how you get on.

-Paul

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Work: Founder of SF.DIGITAL. We provide high quality original extensions to supercharge your Squarespace website. 
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Thanks for the code... I pasted exactly that into the code injection > footer, and it looks solid, but it's not working. It's still only announcing as button.

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Is it installed? I don't see the code on your site, and so the button reads as "button".

When I manually add the code to your site, my screenreader reads "search".

Me: I'm Paul, a SQSP user for >18 yrs & Circle Leader since 2017. I value honesty, transparency, diversity and good design ♥.
Work: Founder of SF.DIGITAL. We provide high quality original extensions to supercharge your Squarespace website. 
Content: Views and opinions are my own. Links in my posts may refer to my own SF.DIGITAL products or may be affiliate links.
Forum advice is completely free. You can thank me by selecting a feedback emoji. Buying a coffee is generous but optional.

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No problem :-)

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