Join Joe Dolson for an in-depth discussion in this video Diversity in user experience with keyboard navigation, part of WordPress: Accessibility.
- Let's take a look at a variety of common experiences…found on WordPress websites for users…with different types of disabilities,…specifically disabilities requiring the use of a keyboard…or a screen reader.…I'll show you a couple of different experiences…that are easily replicated.…First, we're going to look at keyboard navigation.…Now navigating using the keyboard…depends on using the tab key to move forward…or shift + tab to move backwards.…But I've been moving forwards for quite some time…and you haven't seen any evidence of it…until I suddenly jumped downwards…like I did right this minute.…
That's because this particular site…doesn't make any use of the focus state for a link.…So there's no visible indicator…that you're navigating with the keyboard.…The only clue you have is this little link…down in the bottom left corner that tells you…where your current focus has been moved.…Now I'm going to load up NVDA…so that you can see what happens…when we try to use a contact form that doesn't quite work…as it best would using that site.…
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