Accessibility

With the recent Ravelry debacle, there’s been much discussion about accessibility on the web. We all know by now that Ravelry is the example of what NOT to do and that most other websites do better. But I realized I don’t know anything about how accessible this blog is. I haven’t had any visual problems with the web EVER, so I have no idea what line spacing, fonts, white space, etc. that are accessible vs. inaccessible look like.

So, dear readers, how is this blog doing? Is WordPress a decent site for you? Is there somewhere else better I can host this blog?

I know one thing I can do is add image descriptions to all the photos I post and I can do that from now on.

How does this blog look for screen readers? I know literally nothing about how screen readers work.

Any other tips from WordPress users on how to make this blog easier to read for those with visual/neurological impairments? Is there certain formatting I’m not aware of? I always use the “Classic” block for the text because it’s the only one I know (I’m old and haven’t adapted to changes in the site).

Is there some sort of plain language guide out there to making blogs accessible?

Published
Categorized as blogging

By yarnologist

I'm a former wannabe scientist turned fiber arts fanatic. Follow me as I attempt to turn my amateur hobby into a professional career!

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s