Opened 2 months ago

Closed 2 months ago

Last modified 8 weeks ago

#7481 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Empty link on home page: State of the Word logo

Reported by: alh0319's profile alh0319 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: Site Keywords: needs-patch


The State of the Word logo on the top of the home page is linked but does not have alternative text. The image either needs to be unlinked, or alternative text should be added to the image indicating where the link goes.

In its current state, this results in an empty link for screen reader users.

Change History (5)

#1 @dd32
2 months ago

What's the ideal outcome?

Just add an alt to the image, State of the Word?

Or should it be marked as hidden to screen readers, as the logo is decorative and it's duplicative of the following paragraph.

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#2 @alh0319
2 months ago

Yes, please add alt text to the image that reads "Watch the State of the Word."

That would be the best outcome.

To be honest the other link that is next to it is not very meaningful.

<a href="" data-type="page" data-id="23184"><strong>Watch now ↗</strong></a>

I'd classify it as ambiguous - if you were hearing that in a list of links you would ask, "Watch what now?" It would be improved with an aria-label or screen reader text to give it more context as to what you're watching. Absent that, it would be best to add meaningful alt text to the linked image.

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2 months ago

#4 @dd32
2 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

#5 @alh0319
8 weeks ago

Thank you!!

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