Join Joe Dolson for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with images, part of WordPress: Accessibility (2015).
- For some populations of people with disabilities,…the most important issues to address…our usage of images and media.…If you are blind or hard of hearing,…having captions or audio description in video…and getting good alternative text for images…is crucial to having a successful experience on the web.…It's not at all difficult to add alternative text…to your content images using WordPress.…But you need to know more than just how to add…alternative text to create an accessible website.…You need to know how to decide what text to use.…
The most important thing to understand…about alternative text is how it's experienced…by a screen reader user.…The alternative text is read out in linearized order…as a substitute for the image.…It will be announced as an image,…so you don't ever need to address the fact that an image…is an image in the alternative text.…Different images needs to be addressed in different ways,…but there are some general rules to follow…for many types of images.…
Images containing text should have alt attributes…
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