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So I have had a look through the forums and I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but: Does Squarespace make it possible to create a WCAG-compliant website?

In Australia, a minimum of WCAG 2.0 AA compliance is LEGALLY REQUIRED. 

Both myself, and most of my clients, are based in Australia, so if it's not possible (without external services or an excessive amount of custom code), then this really rules out Squarespace as an option for anyone Aussie-based. 

Additionally, can anyone advise whether Fluid Engine has fixed the responsiveness issues with Squarespace sites? 

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On 8/23/2022 at 12:43 PM, NikkiV said:

Does Squarespace make it possible to create a WCAG-compliant website?

Squarespace have been working to improve accessibility features for users of all abilities. This work is ongoing but, as I'm sure you'll know, the website designer also needs to follow best practices if a website is to conform to accessibility guidelines. This guide was published to help users to understand how to make their Squarespace site more accessible.

Do you have particular concerns about a page or feature that is not compliant?

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On 8/26/2022 at 10:34 PM, paul2009 said:

Squarespace have been working to improve accessibility features for users of all abilities. This guide was published to help users to understand how to make their Squarespace site more accessible.

Do you have particular concerns about a page or feature that is not compliant?

I mean, the one time I bothered to attend a Squarespace webinar, they didn't even bother to turn on the ability for captions, so that really told me more than I wanted to know about their interest in accessibility. So it might have been naïve of me op hope to see it reflected elsewhere, but I've been on the platform for 8yrs and I hate having to leave after so long. 

When I click on the hyperlinked text, it just takes me to this post? If it's something more helpful than the post everyone links on "here are basic features of every website which also happen to align with a few minor WCAG criteria, then I'd love to get the correct link? 

Everything else I've been able to find suggests that getting even WCAG 2.0 AA is going to involve hours of coding in order to get a Squarespace site compliant. If someone can advise that this is incorrect, I'm happy to start conducting and audit on my site to see what work *is* needed... But I'm disabled, and the time/energy I have available for such projects is limited, so I don't want to commit to that if it's going to be fruitless, when I could be putting that time/energy into migrating to a different platform. 

I hope that clarifies anything? (Insomnia and fatigue are kicking my ass atm, so words are a bit of a struggle and I don't have the capacity to edit for tone, so apologies if I sound like an asshole at any point, I'm just autistic and too tired to effectively check/correct that aspect) (Also can't figure out how to make the forum format so what I want on mobile, so soz if this doesn't come through properly) 

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