Web accessibility concerns access to web content for all people (including people with disabilities such as the visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, etc.) regardless of the access devices (mobile, tablet, etc.) or their environment (sound level, lighting, etc.). The challenge is therefore to take into account all the conditions of consultation when designing a site and the content to be produced.
During the building of the site (design and development), Minotaure is natively ready to accommodate different accessibility requirements. Several sites created by Minotaure have thus obtained the Belgian accessibility label AnySurfer.
- Avoid using images with text inside the image. This text is invisible to a blind person but also to a search engine.
Always remember to fill in the field that allows you to have an alternative text version of an image placed on a page (the person or search engine that "reads" the page then reads the alternative text rather than seeing the image). This text "describes" the image. In WordPress, go to Media > click on the selected image > fill in the field on the right alternative text.
If it's really not possible to avoid an image with text inside, then you can use the alternative text field to place the text that is in the picture.
If the image is an infographic, it is good to consider creating a textual explanation of it which can be placed as a "caption".
- Each video, in order to be considered accessible, must have subtitles.
# Text contents
The shorter your content is, the easier you ease a quick understanding of your digital platform. In addition to the length of paragraphs, it is also important to create a good structure of content that allows both machines (search engines, vocalizers for the visually impaired ...) and humans to ease reading (use different levels of titles, bulleted or ordered lists, ...).
Think of extreme situations like a person with foggy glasses in a crowded public transport trying to read your latest news on his smartphone with a broken screen 😃