Introduction To Drupal 8’s Web Accessibility Advantages
Web accessibility is an important but often neglected piece of today’s web environment. Drupal 7 Core made a step in making the websites more accessible by default. Since it's release there have been improvements to Core's accessibility and also to the contributed modules to make the platform much more accessible.
Drupal 8 has added extensive support for accessibility in the Core. For anyone trying to make a barrier-free website, it is important to know what these features are and how each can be used.
Throughout this series we will look into the variety of accessibility features that Drupal 8 will offer upon release. These features includes:
- HTML5 & Improved Semantics
- Colour Contrast and Low Vision
- Alt Tags and Defaults
- W3C's ATAG
Each blog post will go through, in detail, what is included in Drupal 8 and how each benefits web accessibility. Before that though, The first post will look into the challenge of web accessibility we face today.
About The Author
Mike Gifford is the founder of OpenConcept Consulting Inc, which he started in 1999. Since then, he has been particularly active in developing and extending open source content management systems to allow people to get closer to their content. Before starting OpenConcept, Mike had worked for a number of national NGOs including Oxfam Canada and Friends of the Earth.