Karma Accessible Theme

Azamra, a site we developed this past spring, uses the accessible html template Karma developed by TrueThemes.  TrueThemes also sells a wordpress accessible version of the Karma theme which may be more popular for most web developers today. Truethemes has averaged above 30,000 sales, the majority from the WordPress version. Which is currently the template on this site (more about that later).

Why we created an HTML site in the WordPress era

Reb Avraham has been updating and maintaining his site, Azamra, for the ...

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How to Check if your Site is Accessible

Apologies for not posting during the past few months. We have been busy testing out different themes that advertise themselves as accessible. In the next few posts, we will write about the Karma theme developed by TrueThemes and a number of Pojo themes that we worked with.

When we started our journey into the world of accessible web development, Access Israel offered a free service where websites were reviewed for accessibility standards. Unfortunately, they no longer offer this service and they recommend that ...

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Accessible Videos

Video content is growing rapidly on the internet.  According to a  Cisco study  video will comprise 79% of internet traffic by 2018.  We all know video is growing. Where once we were reading blogs, now people are creating videos.  According to Youtube:

YouTube has over a billion users–almost a third of all people on the Internet–and every day, people watch hundreds of millions of hours of YouTube videos and generate billions of views.

And there are many other ...

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Enlarging Font Size

According to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 text on your site needs to be resized up to 200 percent without assistive technology. As it states on their site:

1.4.4 Resize text: Except for captions and images of text, text can be resized without assistive
technology up to 200 percent without loss of content or functionality. (Level AA)

Does your site do this?

Try the following

To enlarge the font size use the keyboard short:

  • For Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS, press ...
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Accessible content

If you are updating the content of your website, you should be aware of the new law that went into effect on October 25th. All new content added to your website needs to be accessible.

What this means for you when you update a page? Here are some tips.

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  • Make sure to use heading tags correctly and in order. H1 at the top of the page followed by h2 etc. If you have a news channel or a blog then the section ...
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Accessible responsive email newsletter

Starting today, October 25th all content that you add to your site and all new websites need to be accessible. We now have one year to make our old websites accessible.

It is also a great time to make your email newsletter accessible. Email newsletters are based on tables. Yes, good old tables that you left behind for divs on your web pages. Divs do not exhibit properly on email clients and that is why e-mail services rely on tables.  Unfortunately, ...

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Figuring out Accessibility

My journey started back in 2013 when I received a link to the Israeli Justice department’s Web Accessibility laws.  The guidelines are in Hebrew and are based on the international standard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Reading all this material plus the info that non-compliance leads to a fine currently set at 50,000 NIS seemed overwhelming. I also did not fully comprehend how inaccessible the internet was for handicapped users.  I went in search of a local blind ...

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What is an accessible website?

What is an accessible website?

An accessible website is a site that disabled people can navigate using assistive technology. Blind ...

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