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Avada Follows WCAG 2.1 AA Accessibility Guidelines

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Accessibility Standards Are Important To Us

Our team goes to great lengths to ensure that Avada is built according to strict WordPress/PHP coding standards. Alongside that, making sure every aspect of the theme is prepared for accessibility is equally important to us. By meeting accessibility standards, Avada gives you the tools and platform to build all-inclusive websites for your clients and visitors.

Avada Follows Accessibility Guidelines

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA aims at making all web content more accessible. Being WCAG compliant allows your website to reach a wider range of people with disabilities. This includes anyone with blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. All of which is extremely important in making your web content more accessible.

Build Better Websites with Avada

Web accessibility is the inclusive practice of ensuring there are no barriers that prevent user interaction with your website. Avada ensures that you have the tools and complied guidelines in place that allow you to create accessible websites. How you construct and deliver website content is critically important. Below are only some of the essential points to consider when building your accessible Avada website:

Choose a CMS and theme that supports accessibility.

Provide appropriate ALT text for images.

There are many content management systems (CMS) to choose from as your core website framework, like WordPress. In addition to that, make sure to select a WordPress theme, like Avada, that is developed and maintained according to WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.

ALT text/descriptions should be provided for images so that screen reader users can understand the message conveyed by the use of images on the page or post; Providing better context and a more accurate understanding of the full message.

Structure the page/post content with hierarchical titles.

Link text added to content should be descriptive, not generic

Structure the page/post content with (< h1 >, < h2 >, < h3 >, < h4 >, < h5 >, etc.) title tags hierarchically so that the content of your website will be well-organized and easily interpreted by screen readers.

When adding links in your website page/post content, ensure that the link accurately describes the link destination instead of using generic text like “Click here” for screen reader users. Using descriptive text provides context to the links.

Set up website forms for accessibility.

Content should be accessible with a keyboard.

If you use forms, ensure that each form field has a descriptive label. Example: If the form requests a person’s first/last name, it should be labeled appropriately as either “Full Name/Last Name” or have two separate fields marked as “First Name” and “Last Name.”

It allows you to access content via the use of a keyboard by pressing the tab or arrow keys and is particularly crucial for website users with mobility disabilities or limitations. Content anchor links, header navigation, menu items, and skip to main content options are key.

Ensure that dynamic content is accessible.

The colors you choose to use is essential.

If your site contains a slider, make sure that each image has an ALT text description. Ensure that video players do not auto-play and that the players can be used with a keyboard. All videos should have options for closed captioning and transcripts.

Example: If your website styling uses a lot of greens and reds, website visitors with the most common form of color deficiency, red-green, will have significant visual problems trying to understand your website layout.

Build Better Websites with Avada

Web accessibility is the inclusive practice of ensuring there are no barriers that prevent user interaction with your website. Avada ensures that you have the tools and complied guidelines in place that allow you to create accessible websites. How you construct and deliver website content is critically important. Below are only some of the essential points to consider when building your accessible Avada website:

Choose a CMS and theme that supports accessibility.

There are many content management systems (CMS) to choose from as your core website framework, like WordPress. In addition to that, make sure to select a WordPress theme, like Avada, that is developed and maintained according to WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.

Provide appropriate ALT text for images.

ALT text/descriptions should be provided for images so that screen reader users can understand the message conveyed by the use of images on the page or post; Providing better context and a more accurate understanding of the full message.

Structure the page/post content with hierarchical titles.

Structure the page/post content with (< h1 >, < h2 >, < h3 >, < h4 >, < h5 >, etc.) title tags hierarchically so that the content of your website will be well-organized and easily interpreted by screen readers.

Link text added to content should be descriptive, not generic

When adding links in your website page/post content, ensure that the link accurately describes the link destination instead of using generic text like “Click here” for screen reader users. Using descriptive text provides context to the links.

Set up website forms for accessibility.

If you use forms, ensure that each form field has a descriptive label. Example: If the form requests a person’s first/last name, it should be labeled appropriately as either “Full Name/Last Name” or have two separate fields marked as “First Name” and “Last Name.”

Content should be accessible with a keyboard.

It allows you to access content via the use of a keyboard by pressing the tab or arrow keys and is particularly crucial for website users with mobility disabilities or limitations. Content anchor links, header navigation, menu items, and skip to main content options are key.

Ensure that dynamic content is accessible.

If your site contains a slider, make sure that each image has an ALT text description. Ensure that video players do not auto-play and that the players can be used with a keyboard. All videos should have options for closed captioning and transcripts.

The colors you choose to use is essential.

Example: If your website styling uses a lot of greens and reds, website visitors with the most common form of color deficiency, red-green, will have significant visual problems trying to understand your website layout.

Avada Gives You The Tools For A Better User Experience

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA compatibility means that core theme features will not break WCAG rules at all, and, color schemes, content setup etc. is up to the user/designer maintaining the site for accessibility. Being compliant allows your website to reach a wider range of people with disabilities. This includes anyone with blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these.

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