Zmags aims to support our clients’ creation of inclusive content. Below, please find a summary of and link to ADA guidelines, as well as information about key features you can use to create more inclusive Fastr Frontend Experiences
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international website standards organization, developed the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world.*
These guidelines provide a shared standard for web content accessibility and are organized under four content principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust. When you are creating content, we recommend referencing the in-depth guidelines to ensure you are maintaining compatibility site-wide.
*Note: WCAG guidelines are not created, developed or maintained by Zmags. Please refer to the WCAG web site to track the latest updates and changes.
How Fastr Frontend Helps
Fastr Frontend features that enhance compatibility are listed below:
- Live Text– As part of the “Understandable” principle, text should be live rather than embedded in images when possible. To create live text in the New Editor, utilize the Text Widget. All text added via the Text Widget is discoverable by screen readers.
- Accessibility (ADA) and SEO Checklist - We have an exciting new feature that makes it easy to review the Accessibility and SEO of your website before publishing! Please review our release article for more information! Release Notes: July 11, 2023 - New Editor Accessibility and SEO Checklist
- Text Headings (H1-6 Tags) – To effectively convey meaning of your Experiences to disabled customers, screen readers must know the hierarchy of text displayed. To dictate priority, use the H1-H6 tags in the Text Widget. Note: This is also an optimal SEO practice as well.
- Alt-Text Enabled Widgets – WCAG recommends that all non-text content has a text alternative. To this point, Fastr Frontend enables you add alt-text to all uploaded images, as well as any other type of widget! Inputting informative image alt-text helps the impaired user understand the image content via screen readers. This alt text could be added to groups of widgets, paths, components, and more! Just click on any widget on the canvas, and use the following field to update the Alt Text:
- Widget Tab Order – In our effort to continue to make the web accessible for all, we are building a new feature to support customized tab ordering. WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) stipulate that content must have a logical tab order for people using keyboard, or other assistive technology, to navigate. With this release, Fastr Frontend users can now customize the order in which content can be navigated. Please review our release article for more information! Release Notes: June 26, 2023 - New Editor Accessibility, SEO, and Layer Order Updates
- Keyboard Navigation – A core focus of WCAG guidelines pertains to Operability, specifically the requirement that content is operable through a keyboard interface. Fastr Frontend Experiences are navigable via the Tab keyboard key. Additionally, users can use the Enter button to select desired links within an Experience.
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