WordPress Accessibility in Web Design

WordPress Accessability

WordPress are working on a handbook to make WordPress accessible to all. The WordPress Accessibility standards are designed to aid people with disabilities use WordPress websites with ease.

The WordPress Accessability Coding Standards set out the standards that all WordPress features should now conform with. These standards include but are not limited to the following:

HEADINGS

It is recommended to use the H1 as the main heading representing the page title on every core page. For other sections use a reasonable size and don’t add anything in the headers like buttons etc.

LINKS

Use meaningful link text to describe the resource: Never “click here” or “more info”.

COLOUR CONTRASTS

Minimum contrast requirements are 4.5:1 for font sizes rendering smaller than 24px or smaller and 3.0:1 for font sizes larger than 24px or 19px and bold.

KEYBOARD

If you can complete an action with a mouse, you must also be able to complete that action using the keyboard.

IMAGES & ICONS

Any image resource must include an accessible name. For icon fonts, the font icon itself should have the aria-hidden attribute, with screen-reader-text in a neighbor element.

This is just some of the standards from WordPress to make your website more accessible. Blackstairs Web Design strive to make all our websites accessible and inline with these standards.

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