Accessibility: Operable

As depicted in the first and last real-world examples earlier in this course, people with vision or mobility impairments need to be able to use assistive technology to navigate through your content.  Among other things, this means that you must:

  • Provide structural cues such as marked headings and lists, clear descriptions for links, and indication of navigational menus, all of which allow users of screen readers to better understand the structure of your content and jump to the parts they want to hear.

  • Ensure that all of your website's components work properly with a keyboard to allow users who cannot utilize a mouse, joystick, or touch screen to still be able to use the functionality of your site.

  • Avoid automatic slide shows and other timer based displays, to allow people with vision or cognitive disabilities to take all the time they need to comprehend a piece of content and decide whether or not to act on it.