Join Joe Dolson for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessible navigation within the page, part of WordPress: Accessibility (2015).
- How do you browse within a single webpage…using assistive technology?…Being sighted, and not dependent on a keyboard,…when I browse a website,…I'm able to quickly look it over from top to bottom,…noticing the major headings of the page,…and distinguishing the major sections of the page,…such as the header, main content, and sidebar.…But, if you're using assistive technology,…your experience can be significantly different.…Either navigating with a keyboard…or with a screen reader,…your view of a website is essentially linear.…
If you're using the tab key to navigate a website,…you can only go forward or back in a stepwise manner,…from link to link to input.…If you're listening to a page using a screen reader,…it's read to you in the order that the content appears…in the source code.…Thankfully, these aren't the only ways to navigate…web pages with assistive technology.…If they were, using the web would be…a truly painful experience.…Screen readers, in particular, provide a whole network…of additional methods to navigate the page…
This course, merging WordPress coding with accessible web design techniques, helps you make sure your website meets modern accessibility standards. You'll learn how to use the power of WordPress to quickly build a beautiful and accessible website that can be used by people with different types of abilities. Author Joe Dolson provides a broad introduction to accessibility and then focuses on practical steps to make sure your WordPress themes, plugins, and content are accessible and usable to all.
- What is web accessibility?
- Understanding the benefits of accessibility
- Building accessible forms
- Adhering to theme guidelines
- Creating accessible navigation
- Working with images, media, and other accessible content
- Integrating plugins
- Testing your site for accessibility