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ActiveRain Member Support
Seattle, WA

Please, no asking questions to self advertise for business.  Write a blog post about it, no concerns at all, but using Q&A to solicit, not so much.

Question edited rather than deleted.

Aug 14, 2020 03:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,735,162
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

We've missed you too, Tim.  

Thanks for the heads up.  Another reason to be glad I'm retired.   

Edit: Perhaps if you reword your follow up comment (under the question) to notify us that there are widgets available to deal with the issue... not specifically promoting YOUR service?  In the meantime, please do write a blog post about it.  We can reblog.

Aug 15, 2020 04:37 AM
Rainer
465,712
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

I designed my own WordPress website and blog.  WordPress has an in-house team of accessibility-trained developers. WP core software and its bundled themes are accessibility compliant.

But, third-party themes and optional plugins are not required to be accessibility compliant by WordPress. WP users should check the software features for accessibility before installing new themes and plugins.

I learn the rules for web accessibility by self-study reading and free online courses. I test, avoid or remediate conformance issues in my user-generated content.  If I find a problem in the theme or plugin software, I send a bug report to their tech support for correction in the next software version.

In my business records, I keep a spreadsheet log of my website testing, problems found, and fixes made.

I added an Accessibility Statement page to my website.  These are becoming more common now as a good faith notice that web accessibility is a priority at a business.

I don't think adding a widget or overlay is a good approach. If the website has compliance issues, they should be fixed. Content creators and web designers should learn the rules to create ADA compliant websites and content.

WordPress is holding its first 24-hour online WP Accessibility Day on October 2, 2020.

Aug 14, 2020 05:35 PM
Rainmaker
910,246
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

This question really staddles the line between a "question" and a "solicitation",

Aug 14, 2020 05:02 PM
Rainmaker
5,582,589
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tim,

We had a long talk with our web develper. and an attorney.  The majority of these are looking for easy money..Thank you for sharing the widget.  I will have our web developer look at it. A

Aug 14, 2020 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
888,387
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

This must be the 15th time around for this question.

Aug 14, 2020 12:21 PM
Rainmaker
990,805
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Interesting you bring this up because this issue was brought up in our office meeting a week or so ago

Aug 15, 2020 09:57 AM
Ambassador
3,054,625
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Every. Single. Widget. Plugin.We. Tried. Wonked. Out. My. Websites. 

Most are only a bandaid approach anyway.  

Thank you all the same for the heads-up.

Aug 15, 2020 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,228,770
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm glad to hear this finally, as one of your clients, I've been ignored and ghosted when asking you and PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent) customer service about this issue. Great to finally get some much needed clarity and assurances. Thank you for the good news; now lets improve communication.

Aug 14, 2020 05:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,641,192
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

America settles things via lawsuits. You can be sued for anything. Winning or losing is another matter...Nusiance suts abound but there is a rhyme ot the reason and usually go away if not successful in "hooking" someone. I also have seen judges rule agasint them even if right as they dont like the abuses

Aug 14, 2020 03:59 PM
Rainmaker
6,603,303
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Aug 15, 2020 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,205,996
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope. Let the ambulance chasers apply! I have the time to aggravate them to death.

Aug 15, 2020 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,500
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

My site is compliant from RE/MAX.

Aug 14, 2020 12:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,596,586
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

100% agree with ActiveRain Member Support 

Aug 16, 2020 06:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,062,514
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Me too, Valeria.

Aug 16, 2020 06:49 PM
Rainmaker
644,948
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I was threatened with a lawsuit for using photos and removed them.  An attorney advised me to ignore the threat and it should go away since it would be more expensive to go after me than the amount they might collect.  I did so and haven't heard anything in about eight years.  I have learned that they are now more proactive in their pursuit of lawsuits so be careful.

Aug 17, 2020 05:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,936,521
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No

Aug 17, 2020 05:36 AM