Coolfields Consulting Posts Tagged ‘HTML’

Text for Screen Readers Only (Updated)

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Blind visitors to your site may well be using a screen reader, or a braille reader. There are a number of places on a web page where extra text would sometimes be useful for blind users to ensure that the full meaning of the content is apparent. This post shows you how to do that.

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Simple Usability Improvements for your WordPress Theme

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Summary of presentation I gave to WordPress London. Demonstrates simple usability enhancements for WordPress themes – in code and using plugins.

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Accessible Forms – Grouping Elements Together With Fieldset

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The fieldset HTML element (and its accompanying legend element) can be used to group any set of input fields and brings useful accessibility benefits.

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Accessible Forms – Grouping Options With Optgroup

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The optgroup HTML tag is a grouping element used with a list of options in a select (or dropdown) input field. It provides a good usability feature but currently little for accessibility.

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Alternate Text for Images

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Adding appropriate alternate text to images on web pages is one of the most important accessibility techniques that site owners or developers can employ. This post presents a detailed guide to best practices for writing and implementing appropriate alternate text.

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Providing Skip Links in Your Pages

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This post looks at a quick and easy way to make your site easier to use for those who rely on keystrokes to get about the internet.

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Using Headings Properly

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Within your web pages the correct use of headings is very important for two main reasons: 1) To signpost your content for your users, and 2) To help with search engine optimization (SEO).

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