News Posts Not Showing in News and Updates Section

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You may have noticed a WordPress alert message when trying to create content recently – new News posts won’t show in your News and Updates section with just an image or single link in the content field.

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There are a number of reasons for this, but the main issue has to do with accessibility. Posting just a single link or an image that provides no context as to what the content is about or any actions that need to be taken may not be useful for those with disabilities and does not meet federal accessibility standards when it comes to screen readers or other accessibility software.

We want as many people as possible to be able to access Extension information and find it useful. Requiring the additional text description will help address this. You can still (and are encouraged to) include the event/class/informational flyer, but that information also needs to be added as plain text.

If you have any questions about this or other issues related to accessibility, please get in touch at jmware2@ncsu.edu.