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  • angie_s

    (@angie_s)



    Hello!

    Does this plug-in support accissibility principals according to WCAG 2.0?

    When i test it with WAVE it shows errors for “Missing alternative text” & “Linked image missing alternative text”.

    Thank you1

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  • Plugin Author perryrylance

    (@perryrylance)

    Hi Angie

    We are partially WCAG compliant but not fully at the moment.

    We are progressively working towards full WCAG and W3C compliance.

    I hope that helps?

    Kind regards
    – Perry

    A little.

    The problem is that when we use the map the marker icon doesn’t have an alt or the hole map doesn’t have an alt (as i mentioned above). That’s why we get errors with achecker or WAVE tools for testing accessibility

    Plugin Author perryrylance

    (@perryrylance)

    Are you using the OpenLayers engine or Google Maps?

    Kind regards
    – Perry

    It’s WP Google Maps plugin with an extra plugin “API Key for Google maps”.

    Plugin Author perryrylance

    (@perryrylance)

    May we see your map page?

    Kind regards
    – Perry

    https://www.pana….sa.gr/

    down to the bottom

    • This reply was modified 6 days, 12 hours ago by  angie_s.
    Plugin Author perryrylance

    (@perryrylance)

    Hi Angie

    We can certainly add alt attributes to those elements.

    Would it be appropriate for your users if we were to set this to the marker address?

    Kind regards
    – Perry

    What do you mean?

    We just want to be ok with the accessibility WCAG 2.0
    So i suppose you have to modify the plugin code.
    We have more websites with the same issue.

    Any news about the alt attributes?

    Plugin Author perryrylance

    (@perryrylance)

    Hi Angie

    My apologies for the delay in responding.

    We have added a blank alt attribute to the img element for OpenLayers markers, in keeping with the WCAG best practises.

    We will be getting a patch out with this in the next few days (next Monday at the latest), if you need a pre-release please just let us know and I will arrange that.

    Alternatively, you could add that attribute in /wp-google-maps/js/v8/open-layers/ol-marker.js and do the same in the combined file at /wp-google-maps/js/v8/wp-google-maps.combined.js. If you are running the Pro add on you will need to do the same for the combined Pro file.

    I hope that helps?

    Kind regards
    – Perry

    Thank you for the answer.

    Previously you asked if we use OpenLayers engine or Google Maps.
    Is there any difference?

    I noticed that the image alt tag is missing for “© OpenStreetMap contributors.”

    Plugin Author perryrylance

    (@perryrylance)

    Hi Angie

    Yes there is, the OpenLayers engine uses a HTML element to display the marker. The Google Maps engine draws the marker through a canvas, so no image elements are involved.

    I’m using OpenLayers at my end as we speak, I don’t see any image element in the attribution. Are you referring to the text in the bottom right?

    Kind regards
    – Perry

    Yes that’it!

    Plugin Author perryrylance

    (@perryrylance)

    Hi Angie

    My apologies for the delay in responding, we only have minimal staff on over the weekends.

    We have added a blank alt attribute to the marker image element, this patch will be going out shortly (in the next few hours).

    Regarding the attribution, I don’t see any images inside this attribution at all. As far as I can see this is all plain HTML. If you’re seeing something different, could you please link us to the map page in question?

    Kind regards
    – Perry

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