Accessibility Tips When Moving Your Business to Drupal

Part of having a user-friendly website that creates a great customer experience is to ensure that it is also accessible to those with disabilities, which moving your business to Drupal accessibility can help you do.

In the meantime, the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) offers various tips to help make your visual design and user interface more accessible, including:

Use Color to Convey Meaning

Implementing color into your site can be a useful way to communicate meaning

throughout your page elements so that all users can understand the information on your page.

For instance, color can be used to help set different elements apart on your page so that they stand out from one another and are perceived as different to users.

However, some people who access your site may have a color deficiency; therefore, it is important to also incorporate other visual indications that do not include color, such as using a black symbol along with a color visual to indicate important fields on forms, so that even those with issues seeing color can still recognize the information.

Use Headings to Help Information Stand Out

Headings can also be used to help users identify important content on your page more easily.

Therefore, be sure to include headings and titles in your content, and make sure they are as descriptive as possible to help users easily identify one section of information from another on your web page. This also makes it easier for users to simply skim the content for the information they want.

Headings used along with proper spacing also helps reduce clutter, which also helps make the page easier to read.

Headings are also especially useful for users who rely on assistive technology because it allows easy navigation from heading to heading.

Include Non-Text Alternatives in Your Design

Text alternatives help ensure that your site is also accessible for blind users; therefore, be sure to include a place in your design for alternative images and media.

For instance, adding visible links along with any audio described videos on your site helps ensure that all users can access the information.

You could also include captions and descriptions for intricate graphs or tables.

Adding visible links to transcripts is also a good way to ensure the information is easily accessible to all, as well as adding text along with icons and graphical buttons.

How Switching Your Business to Drupal Helps Make Accessibility Easier

Drupal makes it easier to build a platform that is accessible to a wide range of disabilities using various accessibility tools, such as AudioEye, that help ensure your Drupal website is ADA compliant.

It also supports the proper use of semantics to convey meaning to those who rely on assistive technology or a screen reader for navigation.

Users also have access to an Accessibility Handbook, as well as a Theming Guide Accessibility resource to help them understand Drupal’s best accessibility practices when creating their site.

So no more guessing as to whether your site is ADA compliant or not, instead know that it is by switching your business to Drupal.

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and i am the founder of AmongTech. Currently living in the South of Spain. My main interests are web development, playing video games once in a while, Apple, Marketing and SEO. I am currently studying Business administration, Networking & Security and Database management and will be doing so for the next year.

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