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April 3, 2023 at 1:24 pm #1597RaisaParticipant
I want to Improve my WordPress website accessibility for better usability. What are the ways through which I can do so?April 4, 2023 at 7:49 am #1610BennettParticipant
Improving the accessibility of your WordPress website is crucial to ensure that all visitors, including those with disabilities, can access your content. Here are some tips to help you improve the accessibility of your WordPress website:
- Use accessible WordPress themes: Choose a WordPress theme that is accessible and follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 standards. The theme should have features like high contrast, larger font sizes, keyboard navigation, and clear navigation.
- Use accessible plugins: Install plugins that are accessible and follow the WCAG 2.1 standards. Ensure that the plugins you use do not interfere with the accessibility of your website.
- Use descriptive alt tags for images: Use descriptive alt tags for images, so screen readers can describe the images to users who are blind or visually impaired.
- Use descriptive link text: Use descriptive link text that clearly describes the purpose of the link. Avoid using generic link text like “click here.”
- Use headings correctly: Use headings to structure your content, making it easier to navigate for users with screen readers.
- Use H1 for the main heading and use H2, H3, H4, etc. for subheadings.
- Use high contrast colors: Use high contrast colors between text and background. This is especially important for users with low vision or color blindness.
- Provide captions and transcripts for videos: Provide captions and transcripts for videos to make the content accessible to users who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Test your website for accessibility: Use tools like the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool to test your website for accessibility issues.
By implementing these tips, you can significantly improve the accessibility of your WordPress website, making it easier for all users to access your content.April 12, 2023 at 9:16 am #1697Md. ShadParticipant
What are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) that can be implemented on a website?April 12, 2023 at 9:17 am #1705DominicParticipant
WCAG is divided into four principles — major things that web content must have in order to be considered accessible (see Understanding the Four Principles of Accessibility for the WCAG definitions).
Each of the links below will take you to pages that expand on these topics, providing you with practical advice on how to write your web content so that it meets the success criteria outlined in each of the WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 guidelines that further subdivide each principle.
- Perceivable: It must be perceived by users in some way, using one or more of their senses.
- Operable: Users must be able to control UI elements (for example, buttons must be clickable in some way — mouse, keyboard, voice command, and so on).
- Understandable: Users must be able to understand the content.
- Robust: The content must be created using widely accepted web standards that will work across multiple browsers now and in the future.
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