New Accessibility Law for websites
From 1. July 2014 New a Law for accessibility is live for all websites on internet. It goes for all, both Public Government, businesses, and private sites. It should be designed With WCAG 2.0.
I have always thought this is an important thing being accessible to all, even those With poor eyesight. Sadly not all web themes on WordPress fulfill those rules coming, and the old theme I used really did not. It have been bothering me for a long time, so this night I sat many hours trying to find a theme as Close to the recommendations in the Law as possible. I ended up With the Yoko Theme.
Some of the rules in WCAG 2.0 is
- Text must be easy to read dark on light background.
- Links must be blue and underlined.
- Easy to find, use and see menu
- Easy to find the way around the site without risk for getting lost.
- A and AAA meaning possibility to larger the text.
- Avoid a lot of Things that can be confusing for an eye not able to see so good, no disturbing design.
- Images and photos should have a text describing the image.
- Keyboard access
- Contact form sheets must be easy to use, visible and maneuverable.
- It is also important to know that some colors are bad and some are worse for People With bad eyesight, and some combinations are worse than others. A white background With easy to read black text and font is to prefer.
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I have written to WordPress.com and asked them to make the accessibility better on WordPress. I hope it will happen soon. I have also asked to get a function that allow me to fold the posts at the FrontPage. As you know I have rather long posts and it would be more presentable to have them folded. Easier to view and get a overlook, and ability to give the Reader an option to “Read more…”.
I hope you are more satisfied With my new Yoko Theme and would be happy to hear what you think.