Accessibility

Accessibility is sometimes overlooked, but definitely deserves your attention. Because it’s important that all visitors can use your website. Besides, search engines are also deaf and blind, so focusing on accessibility won’t hurt your SEO. That’s why we often write about accessibility checks, tools and more!

Must read articles about Accessibility

  • Accessibility matters »

    Does accessibility matter? We think so! Facts that show that you should take accessibility into account when developing sites and software.

  • Easy-to-use accessibility tools »

    Is your website ready for f.i. the visually impaired? In this article I will show you some easy-to-use accessibility tools to test your own website! 

  • The main accessibility checks »

    W3C provides a nice list of the main, priority 1 accessibility checks. In this article, I'll go over that list in layman's language. Read more on our site!

  • WordPress plugins and accessibility »

    Accessibility is a plugin developer's own responsibility. We'll explain that it's easy to test and improve, and what we do ourselves »


Recent Accessibility articles

Image SEO: alt tag and title tag optimization

16 January 2019 | Joost de Valk

Adding images to your articles encourages people to read them, and well-chosen images can also back up your message and get you a good ranking in image search results. But you should always remember to give your images good alt attributes: alt text strengthens the message of your articles with search engine spiders and improves …

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Good alt text or alt tags improve accessibility of your site

Ask Yoast: Which is better in terms of bounce rate and traffic?

Hooking up your site to services like Google Analytics provides you with a wealth of knowledge and data about visitors on your site. But it can be hard to know how to interpret all this data. And of course, you should also think about what your goals are. What’s most important for you may differ, …

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Yoast SEO 5.2: Accessibility, compatibility and bug fixes

Today we’re releasing Yoast SEO 5.2. In this brand new version you’ll find some feature enhancements, accessibility improvements and a couple of bug fixes. In addition to that, we’ve laid some groundwork that will help us make Yoast SEO work well with the plugins our users use most. Read about all the improvements here! Accessibility Web accessibility …

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Yoast SEO 5.2

WordPress plugins and accessibility

WordPress recently announced that “all new or updated code released into WordPress core and bundled themes must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.” This means WordPress will be making the product more accessible with every new update. Rian Rietveld’s article WordPress goes WCAG clearly reflects her enthusiasm about this step forward in terms of accessibility. It aligns …

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accessibility responsibility


Easy-to-use accessibility tools

2 February 2016 | 7 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

Is your website ready for people with visual impairments? Have you ever tried to navigate your own site without a mouse? Just some of the questions I asked you in my article Accessibility matters. In Joost’s recent article on the Google Webmaster Guidelines update, he explains that these new guidelines also focus more on accessibility. …

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Easy-to-use accessibility tools

Accessibility matters

19 November 2015 | 7 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

Usability is important: for everyone. To make sure your site can be properly used by all your visitors (even if they’re (visually) impaired), you have to optimize your site’s accessibility. Every software developer should at least have some basic interest in this. Well-known WordPress accessibility expert Rian Rietveld has trained both our review and development team and although …

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Accessibility matters