Accessible for the blind / Foundry

Hi there,

a client has asked for a new website, this should be accessible for the blind. Either the webpage itself or a new website with just the most important info for the blind.

Important: this site does NOT have be certified by any third part, just being able to be used by screen readers.

I need some advice on how to set this up - I am using Foundry - and of course I am willing to pay for this consultation.

Thank you,

All websites should be accessible.

Accessibility (A11Y) is going to be for the 2020’s what Responsive was for the 2010’s. Lots of lawsuits happening here in the USA, mostly large-cap(deep pockets) companies being sued.

Do they have a current site? Have you done any A11Y testing on your own on it?

First test would be to try and navigate without a mouse, keyboard only.

Next thing I’d do, is try it out with Chrome Vox extension. It’s a “screen reader” extension. Then try out the site with it and no mouse.

I know you said that you’re not interested in being certified, not sure who does that, but the WCAG guidelines are a great reference. There’s a great extension for any chrome based browser called Accessibility Insights.

It’s a bit tricky to use as it launches a second browser window, but you should start using it on every web site you work on.

Here’s a post I did before on using it with links.

Some of the A11Y stuff will be outside your control as a RapidWeaver user. It will be on the developers to fix something’s. If you find something that’s not compliant, let them know.


Thank you, the vox extensions is really good. I tested my site and I see it needs some additional work…

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