This tutorial will walk you through what you need to think about and do in order to create a website and webpages that are accessible to everyone, regardless of impairment or ability.

Accessibility in web design means creating webpages that everyone can use, regardless of hardware, software, or any sensory or physical impairment. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Those who cannot see or use a mouse.
  • Deaf users whose first language is sign language.
  • Visitors whose primary language is not your language.
  • People who use special assistive software or hardware to access websites.
  • People who are color blind or can’t see low color contrast.

For the purposes of this tutorial, we will be focusing on different elements of websites and making them accessible for people with hearing impairments and people with visual impairments. However, it's important to keep in mind that those people may not be the only ones who cannot access parts of your site. Keep the above list of people in mind as you're creating in WordPress.