Accessibility - alt text for Flickr Gallery thumbnails

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how do I get alt text descriptions for the thumbnails in the flickr gallery displayed on my site. The gallery appears on my site perfectly but it fails accessibility testing because there is no alt text description of the thumbnails. Is there something I should be doing at Flickr to correct this?
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EricM

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jeremy, Employee

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Hello Eric,

As far as i am aware you would need to add your Alt Text and Tags on Flickr as the Yola Widget pulls them from Flickr and not from Yola.

I hope this helps.
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EricM

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Hi Jeremy

I think I didn't quite explain my problem properly. When the flickr gallery is loaded it appears each photo arrives as two separate images - the photo image itself and the decorative mount on which it sits. The photo image has an alt text tag (which I can do in Flickr) but the decorative mount doesn't - this results in a series of accessibility failures. Test this page http://www.hagenhandicrafts.com/purse... using the webaim service at http://wave.webaim.org/ and you'll see what I mean
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jeremy, Employee

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Hello Eric,

The mount just frames the image and shouldn't affect the tag at all.

Most of these validation errors have little or no practical impact to how browsers render your site or how search engines index your content.

Here is what one of our engineers had to say about this:

"Due to the nature of Yola it's quite difficult and time intensive to ensure complete HTML/CSS compliance. Traditionally we've focused more on features and work-flow than generated code quality because we felt most users weren't aware of HTML validation and would prefer more features and better work-flow to higher quality generated code and less features / worse work-flow.

That said, as former standards compliant web developers ourselves, we understand the goals of standards compliance. We get big smiles on our faces when everything validates correctly and will be placing an emphasis on fixing as many of these issues as we can in the future."

I hope the above response is somewhat helpful to you until we are in a position to ensure complete compliant source code for our sites.

I hope this helps.