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Skip to Content, for Improved Accessibility

  • Hi,

    I want to start by saying that this is a really nice theme, and has improved with the last update. I would like to make one small suggestion, in order to help improve the accessibility of sites that use the theme.

    For users who use screen readers, it is important to have a link near the top of the page that will skip past the navigation elements, to the content. You can imagine how long it would take to sit through the reading of every single navigation element on a page – only to have to hear it again once you click a link.

    This technique is described in this WCAG 2.0 document:
    http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/G1.html

    It would be fantastic if this simple addition could be included in your next update.

    Why am I asking? I run a WordPress multi-site network at a university. It is my responsibility to provide my users/bloggers with accessible options for building websites, and to promote accessibility on our network.

    I would love to be able to include this theme in my list of recommended themes.

    Thank you for taking this into consideration!

    Cheers.

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  • If Magazine doesn’t get back to you and include a skip to content link, you can install the plug-in WP Accessibility and use it to insert skip to content links into the header of any theme. It does require configuration for each theme, but it can be an effective tool for making themes a little bit more accessible.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    @anevins

    Forum moderator

    It is my responsibility

    Why not just add it yourself?

    If you’re looking for support on how to add such a link, let us know.

    Theme Author c.bavota

    @tinkerpriest

    Thanks for letting me know. I’ll totally add this to the next update. 😉

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