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I am trying to set the alt text on an image to be blank.


So far I have tried ...

  • leaving the caption empty and turning the caption off (This leads to the image name as the alt text)
  • setting the caption to a bunch of spaces and then turned the caption off. (this leads to the image name as the alt text)

Anyone have other ideas?

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Hey @e2thex and @kika.tuff,

Still having headaches with this? Our team offers alt text management as part of our Squarespace accessibility monitoring service. We write appropriate alt text for each image and use custom code to override Squarespace's default alt text values where needed (including null alt values for backgrounds and decorative images). We also have custom solutions to augment Squarespace templates for full WCAG 2.1 AA and ADA compliance.

Feel free to send me a DM or check out our website (www.squareada.com) if you're interested.


The above post may be outdated. I’m no longer active in the Squarespace ecosystem, so I won’t see your direct messages. For better resources about web accessibility, I’ve documented some of my thoughts on my forum profile.

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I even have some other query approximately class navigation on Bedford template. The category navigation in the cellular view is simplest displaying + image, however not anything else, whilst entering the product web page.

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I have labelled my files on my website page with alt text in the file name put a description and turned on add captions and google lighthouse is still saying that I don't have alt attributes for my thumbnails on my page?

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Please post the URL for the page your site with the images.

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Post the password here.

Adding a site-wide password is not a security breach. Please read the documentation at the link provided to understand how it works.

We can then take a look at your issue.

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