Accessibility of WordPress (Or lackthereof)


Because I really do enjoy blogging, even though I don’t get to it that often, I keep trying to make my blog accessible to myself and others with visual impairments. One way to do this is make a high contract font/page. I have done this. However, for the life of me, I can’t figure out why WordPress won’t let you change the font size without paying for the Custom Design. That’s so silly, isn’t it? Other users in the support forums have said well just make the font larger using your browser. Well, yes, but I would like to make my blog accessible without having to do anything else. After all, I am visually impaired myself AND I’m in the profession of working with individuals with disabilities. They don’t have any cute black/white themes so I had to go with this one because it was reasonably high contrast and still cute. But look at how small the font is? Frustrating!

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

2 thoughts on “Accessibility of WordPress (Or lackthereof)”

  1. this actually kind of makes me curious. maybe when i’m not feeling too lazy, i might make a wordpress and look around it out of curiosity…

    1. Haha. I’m sure you can find something that you want to blog about and if not, just sign up and like you said, look around. There’s a lot of great stuff here!

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