Updated July 9, 2020.
Commitment to Accessibility
As someone who provides training to web designers and developers on website accessibility and provides accessibility services through my client-based business, I need to practice what I preach. I am committed to making this website accessible and in compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and good usability practices.
- I created a custom theme myself that is more accessible than the one previously used on the site. I notified the developers of that theme about some of the issues I found.
- I am also checking the site for accessibility issues and correcting them as I find them.
- I periodically check the site with a screen reader and will continue to do so when any new functionality is added.
- I have manually coded all forms on the site to make them accessible. I have also alerted MailerLite about this issue and asked that they add labels to fields on all of the forms they create for use on customers’ websites.
- I have added explanatory text to hyperlinks specifically for screen readers, so that those users can easily distinguish hyperlinks with the same link text from one another and understand the purpose of hyperlinks.
- Hyperlinks to external sites do not open in a new tab or window.
- Explanatory text for screen readers has been added to hyperlinks to ensure clarity where there are links with the same text on a page.
- I’ve added captions to video.
- I’ve provided transcripts for audio.
- I’ve added ARIA for clarity on some HTML elements.
- I’ve modified the social media share buttons plugin files to remove titles on their links.
I will update this list as I find issues that I do not immediately fix.
- The dropdown navigation menu cannot be bypassed. I am working on correcting this.
- I am working on fixing the menu dropdown on mobile.
- I am planning to add a site map.
- I am checking that essential images have appropriate Alt-text and that decorative ones have null Alt-text.
- I am checking that hyperlinks that open in a new window warn all users first or I will prevent them from doing so at all.
- I need to modify iframes on the podcast episode pages to not disable scrolling.
- The popup form is displayed in an iframe, and I cannot override the heading size, and it doesn’t not use labels properly, which I cannot control. I have asked MailerLite to add labels to their forms.
I perform periodic ongoing tests with the keyboard, VoiceOver, WAVE, Axe and Tota11y.
If you need help accessing any content on the site, would like to report issues or have a question, please get in touch.