Is Your Site Accessible for Everyone?
It is a big world, full of all sorts of people. That includes people with learning, physical and language dissabilities. Often times this strata of individualizes are marganialized. The Internet is just not as accessable as it should be. Things can be confusing or difficult to navigate with the use of screen readers. Here are some helpful hints about how to shape your blog so that it is accessable for everyone
Use Dynamic Alternative Text
Screen Reader users often do not know what your picture looks like. So offer detailed and concise information. According to https://www.afb.org:
“Provide descriptive text for any images you post, including those that are part of your template. In HTML, you can provide alternative text for images by adding alt=”your description of the image” within the image tag. Here is an example of a properly alt-tagged image:
Tips for Writing Effective Image Descriptions
Brief is better.
The usual rule is to be informative, not poetic. But it’s your blog, so feel free to let your personality come through in the alt text, as well.
If the graphic includes text, put all of the words in the alt text.
Put the most important information first. For example, “Acme Logo: Sun rising over white sand dunes” is better than “Sun rising over white sand dunes: Acme Logo.”
Check your spelling and try to avoid abbreviations. Screen readers will mispronounce words that are misspelled.”