Join Joe Dolson for an in-depth discussion in this video Forms and responses, part of Accessibility for WordPress.
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- There are five HTML elements that should appear in forms,…field set, legend, input, button, and text area.…These are the elements that will be read…automatically by a screen reader…when that screen reader is in forms mode.…Screen readers are primarily navigated…using keyboard shortcuts…so they need to enter a special mode…in order to allow the user to enter text using the keyboard…instead of triggering a number of other commands.…We're going to take a look…at three versions of a WordPress comment form,…exhibiting different experiences with a screen reader.…
This particular version…is not quite the standard WordPress comment form…but it's very common.…It's missing labels and has replaced them with placeholders.…First, we'll go into one of the fields…using the tab key.…- Email, edit required, has auto complete, blank.…- That's clear, it's telling us what it is…and it tells us what information is currently in that field.…So we're gonna fill this out.…- Name, edit required, has auto complete, blank.…
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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