Most people think of website accessibility to make sure people with disabilities can use the site. While that’s certainly important, website accessibility is about making your site usable by as many people as possible. That means ensuring that everyone has an equal chance to use and enjoy your content regardless of ability.
One way to make your WordPress site more accessible is to use the accessiBe WordPress plugin. This plugin adds accessibility features to your website that help people with disabilities access your content. It also makes your site more user-friendly for everyone, regardless of ability. This article will show you how to use the accessiBe WordPress plugin to improve your website’s accessibility.
Installing the Plugin
To install the accessiBe plugin, head over to the Plugins page in your WordPress admin area and click the “Add New” button.
On the next screen, enter “accessiBe” in the search field and press the “Enter” key on your keyboard. This will bring up the accessiBe plugin in the search results.
Click on the “Install Now” button to install the plugin.
Once the plugin is installed, click on the “Activate” button to activate it.
Configuring the Plugin
Upon activation, you will be asked to enter your accessiBe API key. You can find your API key in your accessiBe account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can sign up for one here.
Once you have entered your API key, click on the “Save Changes” button to save your settings.
That’s it! The plugin is now installed and activated.
There are a few other settings that you can configure, but we will cover those later in this article. For now, let’s look at how the plugin works and what it can do for you.
The Plugin in Action
Now that the plugin is installed and activated let’s see how it works.
When you visit your website, you will see a new icon in the address bar. This icon indicates that the site is accessible using the accessiBe plugin.
If you click on the icon, you will see a menu of options that you can use to customize the accessibility of your site.
These options include:
- Enabling or disabling the accessiBe plugin
- Changing the color scheme
- Adjusting the font size
- Enabling or disabling the animated cursor
- Choosing how links are displayed
You can also click on the “Help” button to know how each of these options works.
Changing the Color Scheme
The color scheme is one of the most important aspects of website accessibility. It can make the text easier to read and improve the contrast between different elements on the page.
To change the color scheme, head over to the Accessibility Settings page in your WordPress admin area.
On the Accessibility Settings page, select the “Color Scheme” tab.
From here, you can choose from a number of different color schemes. You can also preview how each scheme will look on your site.
Once you have selected a color scheme, click on the “Save Changes” button to save your settings.
Adjusting the Font Size
The font size is another important aspect of website accessibility. It can make the text easier to read and improve the contrast between different elements on the page.
To adjust the font size, head over to the Accessibility Settings page in your WordPress admin area.
On the Accessibility Settings page, select the “Font Size” tab.
From here, you can choose from a number of different font sizes. You can also preview how each size will look on your site.
Once you have selected font size, click on the “Save Changes” button to save your settings.