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[resolved] Accessibility for visual impairment (7 posts)

  1. melonomelette
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello everyone

    Is wordpress a good option to do a website for visually impaired viewers? Would welcome any feedback on anyone who has done a website with this disability in mind and a link so that I can check it out

    many thanks

  2. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Generally that will depend on the theme used. There aren't that many that would be ok straight away, and some would need some minor tweaks. But ideally you'd get a few visually impaired users to provide feedback, as their insights would be better than anyone elses.

    WordPress itself is just about ok accessibility wise (always room for improvement).

  3. melonomelette
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply
    Do you happen to know of any sites for visually imaired that have been done in WP?

  4. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    http://lflegal.com/ is possibly the best example.

    Though http://quirm.net isn't too bad.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    One of my specialist skills is accessible web design and I have very few problems creating AA+ sites with WordPress.

    http://accessites.org uses WP - as do quite a few of the sites that it showcases.

  6. mikey1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Over recent years I've set up several sites for people with disabilities, the last for someone visually impaired, two years ago. At the time I found
    the Odiogo plugin great, as it converts posts to audio MP3 Sadly I have no idea if the plugin has been maintained up to WordPress 3.00
    You can still get the latest info here though.
    http://www.odiogo.com/
    Good Luck with your project.
    Mike.

  7. melonomelette
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for advice and links, really useful - will refer to them when I start site

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