A placeholder is no label; search forms in WordPress can do better

Wordpress developers can do better when building search forms. If it looks OK for me, it works OK for everyone? That point of view only counts when you can see properly. So how to do a search form for WordPress?

WordPress developers can do better when building search forms. If it looks OK for me, it works OK for everyone? That point of view only counts when you can see properly.

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Working on web accessibility at WordCamp San Francisco 2014

WordCamp San Fransisco 2014 (WCSF14), the place to be if you’re serious into WordPress. Visiting San Francisco with the accessibility contributors team was a week I won’t forget. It was intense, fun, I spoke a zillion people and learned a lot.

WordCamp San Fransisco 2014 (WCSF14), the place to be if you’re seriously into WordPress. Visiting San Francisco with the accessibility contributors team was a week I won’t forget. It was intense, fun, I spoke a zillion people and learned a lot. Continue reading “Working on web accessibility at WordCamp San Francisco 2014”

How to set up an accessible form using Contact Form 7 in WordPress

Recently I discovered Contact Form 7 (CF7) by Takayuki Miyoshi. A plugin to create forms on a WordPress website. I was looking for an accessible alternative for Gravity Forms, and discovered that Contact Form 7 does an excellent job! Continue reading “How to set up an accessible form using Contact Form 7 in WordPress”

Teaching WordPress to 23 visually impaired content managers

The Oogvereniging (Eye association) has a WordPress WCAG 2.0 AA website that is maintained by more than 20 volunteers, all with different visual impairments. Teaching them in one afternoon how to use WordPress for adding and maintaining content was not an easy task. Continue reading “Teaching WordPress to 23 visually impaired content managers”