Accessibility

A topic that’s sometimes overlooked, but definitely deserves attention is accessibility. Because it matters that your website can be used by all its visitors. Therefore we often write about accessibility checks, tools and more!

This topic is closely related to usability.

Accessibility

Must read articles about Accessibility

  • Image SEO: alt tag and title tag optimization

    Image SEO: alt tag and title tag optimization »

    Alt tags and title tags are used to describe the image you are using on your page or post. You shouldn't automatically use the file name like some sites do, but write a proper alt tag to accompany your images. Joost explains all about these tags and why and how you should optimize those!

  • Accessibility matters

    Accessibility matters »

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

  • The main accessibility checks

    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!


The a11y Monthly: Testing for accessibility makes you a better professional

30 March 2018 by Andrea Fercia

In my previous monthly post, I’ve shared a few tips and tools for accessibility testing for beginners. In this post, I’d like to tell you when I was a complete beginner myself, and how starting to test for accessibility helped me to be a better professional. Not surprisingly, my first impact with assistive technologies wasn’t …

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Ask Yoast: Using your keyword in the alt text box

2 March 2018 by Joost de Valk - 22 Comments

At Yoast, we firmly believe that websites should be usable by everyone, including people with a visual impairment. The alt textbox plays an important part in this, as it clarifies the content of an image. Visitors of your site that use a screen reader can listen to the alt text read aloud, to better understand …

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The a11y Monthly: Accessibility testing for beginners

28 February 2018 by Andrea Fercia

In-depth accessibility testing requires knowledge and experience. But even if you’re not a specialist, you can start testing for accessibility today. In a previous post, I’ve talked about five easy things you can do to improve accessibility. In this post, I’d like to share with you a few tools you can use to test the accessibility …

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The a11y Monthly: How to repair the page navigation your JavaScript framework broke

31 January 2018 by Andrea Fercia

In modern web development, building web applications using JavaScript frameworks is a growing trend. And with good reasons, as JavaScript frameworks offer several advantages. However, the shift to a different interaction model creates new accessibility challenges that haven’t been fully addressed yet. In this post, I’d like to talk about a fundamental aspect of accessibility: …

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Ask Yoast: WordPress themes and heading structure

8 December 2017 by Joost de Valk - 10 Comments

Headings play an important role in structuring text, whether it’s on paper or online. Since reading from a screen is already quite difficult, you should make sure you make proper use of headings. There’s a hierarchy in heading tags, with <h1> being the most important, and <h6> the least important. This will help both your …

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The a11y Monthly: Give your HTML elements an accessible name

30 October 2017 by Andrea Fercia

Recently, I joined a conversation where someone said a great part of accessibility is “subjective.” While I’d agree that sometimes the perception of accessibility is subjective, there are objective rules. I’m not referring just to the official specifications such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines or the ARIA Authoring Practices. There are practical rules every …

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The a11y Monthly: Spruce up your website accessibility with aria-current

28 September 2017 by Andrea Fercia - 2 Comments

The aria-current attribute is a new, tiny bit of HTML in the upcoming ARIA 1.1 specification. It’s a simple, effective way to communicate to assistive technologies which the current item within a set of related items is. Here, I’ll try to explain how such a small attribute can improve your website accessibility. I’ll also show how …

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The a11y Monthly: Does Accessibility slow down the development process?

31 August 2017 by Andrea Fercia - 1 Comment

I’ve been focusing on web accessibility for a few years now. One of the complaints I’ve often heard from business owners and managers is that implementing accessibility is hard and slows down the development process. For this reason, sometimes accessibility gets postponed or set aside in the erroneous belief that’s something that can be “added” …

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Yoast SEO 5.2: Accessibility, compatibility and bug fixes

8 August 2017 by Willemien Hallebeek - 16 Comments

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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