[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3364: Fix the .org site search button

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#3364: Fix the .org site search button
 Reporter:  afercia  |      Owner:
     Type:  defect   |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal   |  Milestone:
Component:  General  |   Keywords:  has-screenshots
 Empty buttons or links should always be avoided, as they're interactive UI
 controls and can't be empty. Buttons are expected to have a text, as well
 as links. If they're empty, while visually they may work, there's really
 nothing assistive technologies can announce to users. Just resounding

 In the .org site header, the search button uses a "lens" icon but it's
 empty and gets announced just as "button": users have no clue what the
 button is for.


 Adding a visually hidden text, or an aria-label attribute with meaningful
 text, would solve the issue. Text would be preferred, as it would work
 also for devices and software that dont understand ARIA.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3364>
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