At AFG, we believe that accessibility is crucial for charity website. Making your website accessible means that it is easy to use and navigate for people with disabilities, including visual, auditory, motor, and cognitive impairments. This is not only the right thing to do, but it is also good for your charities bottom line. By making it accessible, you can reach a wider audience and potentially increase donations.
Here are some tips on how to improve the accessibility of a WordPress website:
Use clear and concise language: Avoid jargon and complex sentences, and use headings and bullet points to break up long blocks of text.
Use alt text for images: Alt text is a short description of an image that is displayed when the image cannot be seen. This is important for people using screen readers, as it helps them understand the content of your website.
Use proper formatting: Use proper heading hierarchy, and make sure that text and background colours have sufficient contrast. This will make it easier for people with visual impairments to read your website.
Make sure your website is keyboard accessible: People with motor impairments may not be able to use a mouse, so it’s important to ensure that your website can be navigated using only a keyboard.
Use captions and transcripts for videos: Captions and transcripts allow people who are deaf or hard of hearing to access the content of your videos.
Test your website: Use tools like the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool (among others) to test your website and identify any accessibility issues.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your WordPress website is accessible to all users. At Agency For Good, we are committed to helping our clients create websites that are accessible and inclusive, and we are happy to offer guidance and support on this.