Join Joe Dolson for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing accessible content, part of WordPress: Accessibility.
- I want to talk now about writing accessible content…because it doesn't matter how accessible…your WordPress theme or any plug-ins you are using are…if the content you write isn't also accessible.…I have created a few demos that we can use…to show some interesting examples of problems…with inaccessible content.…Let's look at the first demo.…Now the first thing I notice on here is this image.…It's a graph, and the lines on it are red and green.…And I know this is going to cause a lot of problems…for people with red-green color blindness in specific.…
So we need to change that graph to make it clearer.…What I've done is I've changed it so that first,…the colors are different.…But also, there's an indicator…that isn't dependent on color on each line…so that you can see that comparison between the key…and the data without being dependent on color…to identify it.…So let's look a little bit more at the text.…The first thing I notice here is that phrase,…"as you can see from the graph on the left."…Now what is a "left"?…
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