Join Joe Dolson for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessible theme guidelines: Learn about headings, landmarks, and links, part of WordPress: Accessibility (2015).
- I'm showing you the guidelines for WordPress'…accessibility-ready tag.…This is a tag used by the WordPress theme repository…to identify themes that have been reviewed…as being accessible.…So I'm going to talk to you a little bit…about some of the things we'll look at…if your theme is being reviewed to be accessible…in the WordPress theme directory.…I'm gonna start by looking at a few specific areas.…Those are: links, headings and landmark roles.…
So I'm gonna press Capslock + F7…to open a navigation map provided by the NVDA screen reader.…That's a free open-source screen reader for Windows…available at nvaccess.org.…- Elements list dialog…treeview…level zero treeview item 1 of 38…- Now what this shows you is a list of elements on the page…that a screen reader can use to better navigate the page.…It's going to show you links, headings and landmarks.…
All of these can be used in independent ways…by a screen reader user to scan over the content…of your page.…In the links, there are two things…I particularly noticed in this list.…
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