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Accessible version of running site (9 posts)

  1. oroshazimedia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I'd like to ask you about the best practices of creating an accessible version of a given WordPress site.

    I tried some methods, but heaven't find a good solution.

    1. Themeswitcher plugins can cause serious problems in my experience, if your switched theme does not share the same structure as the original

    2. Aggregating through rss? Missing posts, I need to manually duplicate some posts.

    3. Multisite duplicating with plugins?

    4. Multisite or multiple site with the same database and the same database tables? I think this method needs hacking in WordPress core.

    5. Duplcating manually? It works, but is not proficient.

    What do you suggest?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You should not be creating an "accessible version" of the site. That's a method that was abandoned many years ago. The current version should be made accessible.

  3. oroshazimedia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have to create an eye-catching site for a local government, it is impossible to make it accessible at the same time. This way I have to supply a high contrast version without the distractions, graphical elements. It is a requirement.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    it is impossible to make it accessible at the same time.

    I'm sorry but I strongly disagree. An accessible site is not one that has had all graphical elements etc removed. In fact, that makes the site even more inaccessible for some user groups. Disabled users do not want cut-down versions of web sites, They want the same rich-media content that everyone else has access to. And it is possible to implement such sites in an accessible manner.

    See http://accessites.org for some examples of highly accessible, rich-media sites. Some are even local government sites.

  5. oroshazimedia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The requirement here is to make a stripped down version. It would be easier to me to agree you.

    However I have to make what I had written.

    Does anyone else have any idea how to duplicate efficiently the same content in a way I had delineatet above.

    Thank you.

  6. oroshazimedia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think WP Accessibility resolves all my problems, I've tested this plugin, excellent.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That plugin does not create an "accessible version" of any theme or site. It simply corrects some of the more common access issues in your current site - which is what I originally suggested. :-)

  8. oroshazimedia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, and gives me the changed look, a high contrast theme, and bigger text. It was my main concern.

  9. oroshazimedia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Anyway thank you.

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