In the final post of our Blog Accessibility Series, ContentRobot provides some tips to helping your design your blog for a wider audience.
1. Use Relative Font Sizes
Express font sizes in percentages or ems, rather than absolute font sizes expressed in points or pixels. The allows users to make the text larger or smaller as they wish.
2. Design & Label Your Forms Properly
Lay out your forms logically and consistently, make proper use of labels, and avoid client-side scripts and radio buttons will make your web forms much more accessible to users who are visually impaired.
- Make multimedia content (images, video, and audio) more accessible to a wide audience. This can be done using text equivalents (often rendered with Alt tags within HTML documents). Text can be rendered in ways that are available to almost all browsing devices and accessible to almost all users.
Blog designers should consider ways to make Web content more available to all users, and help people find information more quickly.
Consider that many users may be operating in contexts very different from your own. Have you thought about these issues while designing your blog?
Web Surfing Devices
Websites can be viewed from a desktop or laptop browser, voice browser, mobile phone, automobile-based personal computer, etc. Can your users connect to your blog using all these devices?