Join Joe Dolson for an in-depth discussion in this video Diversity in user experience with low vision, part of WordPress: Accessibility (2015).
- Many of the most common user experiences with your site,…where accessibility has an impact,…don't involve any kind of special use of technology.…And a lot of these are related to low vision.…High contrast mode and increased text size…are important tools for people with low vision…and can cause interesting problems with the accessibility…of your website.…I'm gonna start by demonstrating high contrast.…And before I look at that, I want you to notice…two things on this page.…I want you to notice the search icon…and I want you to notice these buttons…for navigating the slider.…
When I enable high contrast mode, those are going to change…and not in a good way.…I'm going to enable high contrast white,…one of the default high contrast modes in this Windows PC.…Many users would actually use a custom mode…to get exactly the color combinations…that they are most comfortable with.…Now having enabled this, I'll refresh the page…so that it takes effect.…You can see the text has changed radically,…but you can also see that those key items…
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