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Jim Byrne Accessible Website Design Glasgow for The Third Sector, Voluntary, Charities and Not for Profits

Accessible design for the Third Sector
Creating inclusive websites since 1996
Jim Byrne Web Designer

Plugins to check out (Slide Ten: WordPress Accessibility)

Install ‘WP Accessibility’ Plugin by Joe Dolso (Slide Nine: WordPress Accessibility)

  • This plugin will help strip a lot of clutter from pages for people using screen readers – such as the title attributes.
  • Also removes target attributes, tab index, title attributes from images inserted into posts and featured images.
  • Solves the problem of having lot of ‘more’ links – by adding the the post title to the link. This was something I did myself in my own continent management system; content management systems are awash with ‘more’ links.
  • Adds an accessibility toolbar – allowing colour contrast and font-size adjustments.

More accessible contact forms (Slide Eight: WordPress Accessibility)

  • Remove the default markup then add your own code
  • Add labels with for attributes and add id’s to input fields:

<h;label for=”yourname”&grt; Your Name (required)<h;/label&grt; [text* your-name id:yourname]

Configure MCE Advanced (Slide Seven: WordPress Accessibility)

  • Turn off ‘Editor menu’ to simplify the toolbar
  • Remove buttons: Justify, Outdent, Indent, Text colour, Toggle toolbar, More, Strikethrough.
  • Add the formats menu. To give access to ‘Blockquote’ and other structured markup elements.
  • Click ‘Stop removing the

    and
    tags when saving and show them in the Text editor’

Setting up WordPress (Slide Six: WordPress Accessibility)

  • Turn on ‘perma’ links (i.e. more human friendly urls)
  • Update the default settings: WordPress Admin Settings/ Writing – check ‘WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically’
  • Install MCE Advanced toolbar: and customise the WYSWYG toolbar
  • Install the ‘WP Accessibility’ plugin by Joe Dolson
  • Install Contact Form 7: and change the config file settings

Working with WordPress (Slide Five: WordPress Accessibility)

  • Accessible Templates/Themes
  • An editing environment helps rather than hinders Plugins that generate accessible HTML/content Training for editors

Is a WordPress site different (Slide Four: WordPress Accessibility)

  • Well organised pages, logically marked up
  • Images and other non-text elements with appropriate labels Skip links, if helpful
  • Links should make sense when read out of context
  • Good colour contrast
  • Underlined links within content areas
  • Hover focus, visited link highlighting

An approach to Website accessibility (Slide Three: WordPress Accessibility)

  • Perfect accessibility is impossible
  • Don’t create barriers for those who visit your site
  • Your attitude is the most important thing – not technical guidelines
  • Visual design is important

Contact us today. We are hugely experienced award winning web designers and developers. Please read what our clients are saying about how we helped them meet their aims.

Or phone to talk over your ideas: 0141 576 9446.

What will we do today? (Slide Two: WordPress Accessibility)

  • Consider an approach to accessibility
  • The practice of keeping a WordPress website accessible
  • Discover useful resources

Contact us today. We are hugely experienced award winning web designers and developers. Please read what our clients are saying about how we helped them meet their aims.

Or phone to talk over your ideas: 0141 576 9446.

WordPress Accessibility Presentation: About Jim Byrne

Jim Byrne

Accessible Web Design by Jim Byrne Accessible Web Design Glasgow for Third Sector: Charities, Voluntary Sector

  • Started The Making Connections Unit in 1996: one of the Uk’s first web accessibility consultancies. Started Accessible Website Design Glasgow in 2005.
  • An award winning web developer (Global Bangemann Award 1999, Breakthrough Award for LCiL).
  • Contact Jim Byrne
  • Tel: 07810 098119
  • Web design and web application development (VLE’s, mobile and tablet apps, database development), website accessibility auditing, Website accessibility training.

Contact us today. We are hugely experienced award winning web designers and developers. Please read what our clients are saying about how we helped them meet their aims.

Or phone to talk over your ideas: 0141 576 9446.

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