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    Opinion on headers

    Someone sent me a link to a website there about to build and asked my thought on the accessibility of it. I noticed that their headers make no sense and screen readers don't understand it. I would like peoples thoughts and tell me if they're seeing the same.

    RCMDB – Resource centre for Manitobans that are deaf-blind

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    To be frank, the DESIGN isn't even viable for most SIGHTED users, since the mixes of blues and whites used end up FAR below WCAG colour contrast minimums. Sure they have a goofy scripted colour changer but guess what? WCAG minimums means it needs to be useful WITHOUT the scripting!

    But as to the markup? See the "wp-content" in the paths all over the place?

    Yeah, that. Turdpress. In other words the ENTIRE site is a bloated train wreck of how NOT to build a website, and a giant middle finger to users with accessibility needs. You MAY have heard me mention this in the past.

    Bloated static style in the markup, bloated static scripting in the markup, endless pointless separate includes, endless pointless DIV for nothing, endless pointless classes for NOTHING!!!

    OF COURSE the heading orders are gibberish. Your typical turdpress skinner doesn't know enough about HTML or CSS to build a website accessibly, since they just blindly copy what it does out of the box... and out of the box turdpress is a bloated inaccessible DISASTER!

    That they throw HTML 5's idiotic pointless <header> tag at it (meaning every time you open header you should do a new H1) with most of them having H2 or H3 when there isn't even a H1 on the page?!? CLASSIC "I cans haz teh intarwebs" site building.

    As I've said many times, the people who write wordpress skins, and the people who embraced the pointless new HTML 5 "structural" tags generally don't know enough about writing professional documents, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or accessibility to be building websites.

    That said site's ENTIRE focus is deaf/blind? EPIC /FAIL/. It fails at EVERY basic standard of accessibility and usability.
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    That's what I thought and knew you would say. As a beginner. I even thought it sucked. Thanks for your input Sir.


 

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