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aides built in, so simply switching
these on and navigating a website
without a mouse or touch controls
can help reveal key issues.
Common Accessibility
Issues to Look For
Color Contrasts
For web users with visual impairments,
the
contrast
between
background colors and text colors
can impact the legibility of text.
Aqua-colored text on a white background,
for
instance, can make
your content impossible to read.
To test contrasts, add your hex
color codes to a contrast checker
(tinyurl.com/4dkuyrb3). AA or
AAA scores pass the test.
By taking simple steps, we can all help
make our parks more accessible and
welcoming to everyone.
Google Lighthouse Reports
Lighthouse
is a Google plugin
that can be added to Chrome web
browsers and used to run a report
on any website. Lighthouse scores
sites out of 100 for performance,
accessibility, search engine optimization
(SEO) and best practices,
and provides an overview of how
scores can be improved.
Wave by WebAIM
To test a website using Wave, add its
plugin or visit wave.webaim.org and
type in any web address. The tool
scans individual pages and highlights
major and minor accessibility errors.
Manual Testing
Most modern computers
smartphones
and
have accessibility
Image Alt Text
Images and graphics on websites
often convey a lot of information
to visitors, so well-written alternative
text invites more people into
the full experience (the same goes
for social media and other digital
marketing). So, if you add a photo
of an oak tree to your site, don't
just write " photo of a tree " as your
alt text - be more descriptive.
Perhaps something like, " a single
mature white swamp oak tree in
a grassy meadow, the dark green
leaves have rounded nodes and
acorns are starting to grow. "
Empty Links
Every link on your website should
have some context that tells users
where you're sending them. Links
that simply say " click here, " " read
more " or are icons or graphics often
don't give screen readers any
information. These are known as
" empty links. " To fix this issue, it's
important that links either describe
their destination (e.g., " read more
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about fall sports leagues " ) or that
images or icons have a relevant label
in the code. The best practice
for accessibility is to include what
are known as Accessible Rich Internet
Applications (ARIA) labels.
These provide additional contextual
information for screen readers.
You can find information about
ARIA at tinyurl.com/4zz3xbd5.
Web Page Navigation
Just like landmark buildings can
help you navigate around a town,
landmarks on a website help keyboard
and voice control users navigate
their way around a webpage.
Important
landmarks, such
as
header, navigation, footer, main,
sections and articles, should be
clearly labeled in your code.
The hierarchy of your headings
on a web page also is a really
important navigational aide. For
instance, every page should only
feature one H1 tag, and following
header tags should follow a logical
hierarchy order - H2, H3 etc.
Often, these tags are only used for
styling text, so it's important not
to overlook their use as a navigational
tool.
Tab Order
A web visitor should be able to
navigate a site and interact with
buttons and forms using keyboard
controls only - and using the tab
key is the standard way to travel
between content on a website. So,
when the tab key misses content,
or jumps to content out of order,
it can render a page completely unusable.
Manual testing is the ideal
way of identifying which sections
of your content are being missed,
while adding " tabindex " code can
correct the issue.
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