WordPress Accessibility

Creating Accessible Headings in WordPress

Note: the layout and tool options available in your toolbar will depend on your WordPress Theme and on your plugins.

  1. Select the text you want to make a heading.
  2. On the toolbar, select Paragraph to open up the heading options. In this case, we will select Heading 3 (Shift + Alt + 3).

The Heading 3 option selected under text types


Adding Alt Text to Images in WordPress

  • You can add Alt Text to an image at the same time you upload to or select it from your media library.

Adding Alt Text to an Image from the Media Library

Creating Accessible Lists in WordPress

Numbered Lists

  1. Position the cursor anywhere in your page.
  2. Select the Numbered List button and choose the style you need.

adding a numbered list

Bulleted Lists

  1. Position the cursor anywhere in your page.
  2. Select the Bulleted List button and choose the style you need.

Adding a bulleted list

Creating Accessible Tables in WordPress

  1. Select the Table button.
  2. Then, hover the mouse over the grid on the right to select the number of rows and columns you need.
  3. Once you’ve made your selection, click in the corner of the rows and columns you selected to create the table.
    1. For example, let’s create a table with three rows and four columns.

adding a table with 3 rows and 4 columns

Now select the header row and/or header column.  For this example, we’ll create a header row.

  1. Click on the first row.
  2. Click on the Table icon, then select Row > Table row properties.selecting the table row properties option from the row menu within the table menu
  3. By default, table rows are Body type. Change it to Header and click OK.

Changing the Row Type from Body to Header

Run the WordPress Accessibility Helper

Check your pages with the WordPress Accessibility Helper.  The WordPress Accessibility Helper is a tool that provides accessibility feedback using the aXe accessibility Engine.  It is free plugin you can add to your WordPress environment.