WP Accessibility Helper (WAH)

Description

WP Accessibility Helper sidebar provides the basic accessibility tools and helps your site to be much more accessible.

Official website

https://accessibility-helper.co.il/

Upgrade notice:

If you upgrade from 0.5.6.0 version (or lower) you need delete plugin and reinstall it again.

Full list of the plugin features:

  1. [NEW] Skip links menu
  2. [NEW] Reset font size button added ( when script base font resize option selected )
  3. [NEW] Skip link inside accessibility sidebar
  4. [NEW] Font resize (REM or ZOOM or SCRIPT)
  5. [NEW] DOM Scanner – check pages and post for accessibility errors, like: image alt, links role and titles, and much more.
  6. [NEW] Custom colors for contrast mode
  7. Lights Off mode
  8. Actions & Filters Hooks was added (please read FAQ section)
  9. Custom logo position
  10. Contrast mode (color gamma)
  11. Unload all css files (display page in raw html)
  12. Underline all links
  13. Highlight all links
  14. Attachments control center with ability add/edit images titles and alt tags ( screenshot #4 )
  15. Alt+Zopen accessibility sidebar
  16. Alt+Xclose accessibility sidebar
  17. more info about accesskeys HERE
  18. Control all attachments images from one place with AJAX functions
  19. role="link" for each a tag
  20. Remove title attributes from links
  21. HTML5 Landmark control center ( screenshot #5 )
  22. Save contrast mode with user cookies
  23. Clear selection from cookies
  24. Hide for mobile devices – controls
  25. Sidebar position (left or right)
  26. Greyscale images controls
  27. Dark & Light Themes controls
  28. Font family controls (CSS Web Safe Font Combinations)
  29. Invert colors & images mode
  30. Remove CSS Animations option
  31. Readable Font option (quick swtich to Arial font family)
  32. Sortable widgets order (drag and drop)

Introduce Visual DOM Scanner! Documentation here.

About the plugin author:

Suggestions and ideas

  • Ideas or new features requests upload HERE

Video

WP Accessibility Helper Attachments control screen

Live DEMO

Live demo here
PRO version demo

Donate & Docs

Donate & Docs here

Important Notice!

WP Accessibility Helper makes it possible to improve accessibility on your website, but in any case does not guarantee 100% result (at any level: A, AA, AAA). In order for your site to be at 100% accessible to people with disabilities, you should consult an expert.

More information about “what is web accessibility?” you can find here:
LINK

In any case, it all depends on the quality of the code of your website =)

TODO List:

  • Switch cursors mode
  • Accesskey popup on first time page visit

Screenshots

  • WP Accessibility Helper - Settings Page ( screenshot #1 )
  • WP Accessibility Helper - Settings Page - part 2 ( screenshot #1 )
  • WP Accessibility Helper - Front-end opened sidebar ( screenshot #3 )
  • WP Accessibility Helper - Attachments control center (admin-side) ( screenshot #4 )
  • WP Accessibility Helper - Landmark control center (admin-side) ( screenshot #5 )
  • WP Accessibility Helper with "Rowling" WordPress Theme ( screenshot #6 )
  • WP Accessibility Helper - sortable widgets (drag and drop)
  • WP Accessibility Helper - custom contrast variations
  • WP Accessibility Helper - Lights Off mode
  • WP Accessibility Helper - Custom logo position
  • WP Accessibility Helper - Font reset button when script base option selected

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-accessibility-helper directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Accessibility screen to configure the plugin
  4. Accessibility admin menu – the main plugin options
  5. Attachments Control – allows you control all images uploaded to media
  6. Landmark & CSS – ARIA, HTML5 and custom CSS properties
  7. Contribute – Contribute =)

FAQ

Official WP Accessibility Helper Documentation here: WAH Docs

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-accessibility-helper directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Accessibility screen to configure the plugin
  4. Accessibility admin menu – the main plugin options
  5. Attachments Control – allows you control all images uploaded to media
  6. Landmark & CSS – ARIA, HTML5 and custom CSS properties
  7. Contribute – Contribute =)

Reviews

Great job

It really works great and has everything I wanted, too bad that only the PRO version can save the settings in cookies for the whole site, other than that it’s awesome, thanks!

Only thing missing is cookies

This is a wonderful plugin. Considering the quality, I was surprised to find out that all the settings reset when you click to another page. There are no cookies. So the user has to keep clicking their options such as “font size” etc for each page. The pro version has this option, but I honestly was very unimpressed with having to pay $25 just so the thing works page to page. This is my ONLY issue. It’s a great and easy to use plugin with that one fairly major problem.

Great way to add accessibility to websites

Just wanted to let you know that I really like your plugin and I will be recommending it to a few businesses I work with. It’s easy to install, easy to set up the different options.

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I will be setting up this plugin on a few other sites too!

Next stage would be great to incorporate voice to speech or speech search 🙂

Thank you.

Very good job, indeed!

Thank you for your very good and useful tool. I have inserted this plugin to my website and I’m very happy now, that all the people can visit my site even those who have trouble with their eyes.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Accessibility Helper (WAH)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“WP Accessibility Helper (WAH)” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “WP Accessibility Helper (WAH)” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

0.5.8.4 – [12 Aug 2017]

  • Admin layout changes
  • Set ‘script base’ font resize option by default
  • PHP code optimization

0.5.8.3 – [15 Jun 2017]

  • Bug fixes
  • Plugin speed optimization
  • Admin layout changes

0.5.8.2 – [7 Jun 2017]

  • Bug fixes
  • Update admin links

0.5.8 – [5 Apr 2017]

  • Custom contrast variations bugs fixed (reported by @chaosyer and @angieweatherhead)
  • Custom contrast links switched to buttons
  • Admin & Front end scripts optimization
  • Plugin load speed improvements

0.5.7.9 – [9 Mar 2017]

  • Admin accessibility improvements, focus on elements added
  • Admin share buttons added

0.5.7.8 – [8 Mar 2017]

  • Bug fixes

0.5.7.7 – [5 Mar 2017]

  • Skip links menu added
  • Admin side accessibility improvements
  • Optimizations & bug fixes

0.5.7.5/6 – [25 Feb – 2 Mar 2017]

  • Font reset button added when script base option selected
  • Code optimized
  • Contrast colors JS improvements
  • Colors links switched to button element

0.5.7.3/4 – [23 Feb 2017]

  • Folder structure changed – images, css, js folders moved to assets folder
  • Added skip link to sidebar before exit
  • Code optimization

0.5.7.2 – [22 Feb 2017]

  • Many accessibility bugs fixed
  • Moved from css to scss
  • From now loading only 1 javascript file (in previous versions was 2)
  • Code optimization

0.5.7.1 – [19 Feb 2017]

  • Open & closed buttons switched from a tag to button tag
  • Removed unused css files

0.5.6.9 – [11 Feb 2017]

  • HTML & CSS optimization

0.5.6.8 – [9 Jan 2017]

  • New filter added (look FAQ section)

0.5.6.7 – [13 Dec 2016]

  • Optimization & Bug fixes
  • New feature added – 3 options of font resize functionality. Now user can choice between REM, Zoom and Script based options.
  • Added new filter to “remove animations button” with accesskey “a”. Alt+A = toggle remove animation functionality.

0.5.6.6 – [25 Nov 2016]

  • Optimization & Bug fixes
  • New Actions & Filters was added

0.5.6.5 – [21 Nov 2016]

  • Introduce Visual DOM Scanner

0.5.6.3/4 – [21 Oct 2016]

  • Admin UI updates
  • Font size title issue fixed

0.5.6.2 – [21 Oct 2016]

  • JS files minified for better PageSpeed Insights score
  • Russian & Hebrew tranlsations was updated
  • Admin UI optimizations
  • Now you can toggle admin sections

0.5.6.1 – [16 Oct 2016]

  • Admin UI updates
  • Introduced “Lights Off” mode
  • Code optiomization

0.5.6.0 – [15 Oct 2016]

  • Custom contrast color variations
  • Admin UI fixes
  • CSS & JS bug fixes
  • Optimization

0.5.5.6 – [8 Oct 2016]

  • Adding drag and drop sortable widgets
  • DOM Scanner improvements
  • Optimization
  • Bug Fixes

0.5.5.5 – [27 Sep 2016]

  • PHP Bug fixes
  • RTL admin layout bug fixes

0.5.5.3 – [24 Sep 2016]

  • Bug fixes
  • Optimizations
  • Introduce “DOM Scanner” in beta stage

0.5.5.2 – [4 Sep 2016]

  • Bug fixes
  • Add back “Remove styles” mode

0.5.5.1 – [2 Sep 2016]

  • Add “Keyboard navigation” mode
  • Remove unused titles from admin & front-end
  • Perfomance approved & bug fixes
  • Uninstall.php file updates

0.5.5 – [26 Aug 2016]

  • JS issues fixed

0.5.4.9 – [25 Aug 2016]

  • Mobile CSS improvement
  • Admin page settings improvements
  • Added readable font mode
  • CSS & JS improvements
  • Firefox Greyscale bug fixed

0.5.4.5

  • Added new feature – Remove CSS Animations
  • Current selected button css style added

0.5.4.4

  • Admin UI (css) fixes
  • Added new feature – Invert colors & images mode

0.5.4.3

  • Font family controls added

0.5.4.2

  • Highlight links mode added + minify images & icons

0.5.4.1

  • Javascripts fixes
  • Minified version JS & CSS

0.5.3.9

  • Dark theme css issues fixed

0.5.3.8

  • Body classes bug fixes
  • Firefox zoom bug fixes

0.5.3.6

  • Bug fixes
  • Hardcoded string in the php
  • Checkbox is not implemented for images greyscale mode
  • POT file update

0.5.3.5

  • Dark & Light themes added

0.5.3.4

  • Images greyscale controls

0.5.3.2

  • Sidebar position (left or right) has been added

0.5.3.1

  • String translation updates
  • Bug fixes
  • Mobile Bug fixes
  • Admin UI fixes

0.5.2.4

  • Added new admin fields: On/Off – title, Choose color button – title
  • Bug fixes
  • Optimizations
  • UI fixes

0.5.2

  • Adding contribute information [new admin page]
  • Updated Hebrew translations

0.5.1

  • Hide for mobile screens

0.4.9

  • Optiization & Bug fixes
  • CSS UI fixes
  • Save contrast mode with user cookies

0.4.6

  • Font resize fix
  • Adding pagination to Image Control Center

0.4.4

  • Admin UI fixes
  • Front-end css fixes
  • Added custom css controls

0.4.1

  • Bug fixes
  • Optimizations
  • Added Landmark control center

0.4.0

  • Bug fixes
  • Optimizations
  • Added remove title attributes from links

0.3.7

  • Add role=”link” to each a tag

0.3.5 & 0.3.6

  • Bug fixes and improvements
  • Optimizations
  • Added ajax to atachments control center screen

0.3.3

  • Bug fixes and improvements
  • Optimizations

0.3.2

  • Added attachments control panel, with option to add/edit attachments titles and alts
  • Bug fixes and improvements

0.3

  • Added contrast mode colors variations
  • Bug fixes and improvements

0.2

  • Added icon upload

0.1

  • First plugin release