By Whitney Quesenbery, Sarah Horton
While you're in control of the person event, improvement, or technique for an internet site, A internet for Everyone may help you're making your web site available with no sacrificing layout or innovation. Rooted in common layout rules, this publication offers options: useful recommendation and examples of the way to create websites that everybody can use.
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Additional info for A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences
For 50 years, master builders were required to swear an oath that they would follow the model as they built the church, even though no one at the time had the slightest idea how to build a roof that large. Each master builder took up the challenge, solving one problem after another, until they were able to complete the project. That’s faith in a project vision. Clear Purpose: Well-Defined Goals 43 Summary A clear purpose is the starting point for any successful design. Like any user experience design, a clear purpose starts with understanding the audience, including people with disabilities.
Even better, volunteers are working to include features that support accessibility in the standard WordPress themes. With thousands of people using a theme, a few extra steps will make all the sites created with it work better for everyone. Because whether they need large text and high 42 Chapter 3 contrast to read easily, use a keyboard to jump from link to link, or control their computer with voice input, everyone comes to those sites with the same goals: to read, explore, learn, or shop. Choose an accessibility strategy Accessibility is not black and white, on and off.
When the purpose is clear, design, code, usability, and accessibility can work together from the beginning. When a site is confusing, I just leave. My clients, most don’t speak English well, so I need sites that have health information in Spanish, too. I can read it with them and make sure that they understand it, and that they know the words to tell Maria their doctor. To tell you the truth, on my own, I don’t stay on a site long if it’s confusing. On many sites, there is so much crammed in that I can’t find anything at all.