accessibility

How to Test Your Drupal Site's Accessibility

It's a lot easier to design an accessible website if you consider accessibility from the get-go, but we don't always have that luxury. You're far more likely to have an existing site on your hands, and, if you're reading this, you're probably wondering how to determine how accessible it is currently so you can get a better idea of what needs to be done.

Here's a simple guide to testing your Drupal site for accessibility. (Most of these apply to non-Drupal sites, too). We've divided it into 3 sections.

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What on Earth Is WCAG? Web Accessibility Guidelines Demystified

One can't utter the words web accessibility without mentioning the WCAG guidelines. They are a great resource, but trying to interpret them to make your website accessible can be intimidating. Fortunately, there are some great accessibility testing tools, such as WAVE, that can point out the problems. Great! Except when you try to use it and turn on an accessibility testing tool in your browser, you instantly find a sea of red and yellow warnings. Here's a list of 10 ways to increase web accessibility across the board, before you start wading through all the nitty gritty details.

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What is Web Accessibility, and Why Should You Care?

Web accessibility is an inclusive design that ensures everyone can access your website, no matter their abilities. In the same way a ramp on the sidewalk makes sure someone in a wheelchair can get over the curb, having an alternative (alt) text on an image can make sure someone using a screen-reader can understand what the image conveys.

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