Here at ProfHacker, it’s not secret that we’re big fans of WordPress, the free and open-source software for creating and managine web sites. We’ve also written several posts about accessibility over the years. Recently, one of my collaborators, James Smith (@jgsmith), made me aware of the WordPress Accessibility Plugin, which I haven’t had time to test out, yet. The associated description, however, sounds promising:
This plug-in helps correct a variety of common accessibility problems in WordPress themes. While most accessibility issues can’t be addressed without directly changing your theme, WP Accessibility adds a number of helpful accessibility features with the minimum amount of setup or expert knowledge.
This sounds fantastic, and after I’ve learned more about it, I hope to write more posts exploring what it does. One of the things I like about this plugin is that its goal is to make it easier for content creators to implement accessibility features in their digital projects. Which leads me to want to ask the following questions of you, our faithful ProfHacker readers:
What strategies do you use -- if any -- to implement accessibility features in your digital projects? Do you know of any “off-the-shelf” tools like the WordPress Accessibility Plugin? Can you recommend any “hacks” that you’ve found successful? Please share in the comments!