Even before its launch, my vision for TheGeneralistIT.com was to help as many people as possible to solve IT and project management challenges they are facing. With over 50,000 page views per month I am happy to say that I’m helping quite a lot. However that still doesn’t qualify for “as many people as possible” this is why I have been working for the last few weeks on making TheGeneralistIT.com fully accessible.

Making a WordPress site accessible isn’t necessarily a complicated task, depending on your end goal in mind and your starting point.

Some things my influence the outcome such as your current themes, plugins that you are already using, and the accessibility plugin (or script) you’ll be using.

I feel that one cannot write about WordPress site accessibility without mentioning the well known WP Accessibility plugin with more than 10,000 installs. But I wanted something to go beyond that.

Luckily for me, after a long search and testing I have found what I was looking for the WordPress Enable Accessibility plugin.

While at the time of writing it is still very new (4 months old) with just over 300 installs, make no mistake Enabler is a kick ass solution for making your WordPress site accessible, and the coolest thing – It is not limited to WordPress only, and it is totally free!

The process is very simple

  1. Register for a free account at https://www.enable.co.il/
  2. Activate your license
  3. Embed the accessibility script at the footer of your website

Unfortunately, enabler sign-up page is only available at Hebrew at the moment, but the plugin and accessibility features works well for both Hebrew and English.

Shortly after implementing the accessibility script, you’ll notice the accessibility icon at the top right/left section of your screen.
The location is dependent on your settings

Accessibility_Icon_Desktop

 

Clicking on the accessibility icon will bring up the accessibility menu

Accessibility Menu Desktop

The same goes for mobile as well

Enabler makes your site accessible according to the WCAG 2.0 standard quickly and with minimum effort.

I am very happy with the result, and I can only hope that enabler sign-in page will also be available in English soon so more people can enjoy it.

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