Know the future of Web Accessibility in Drupal 8. How Drupal 8 provides advanced accessibility features to help different groups of users.
Availability is an essential requirement for any website to allow users with disabilities to access the site quickly. Unfortunately, when it comes to building a website, it is considered to be a low priority for most developers and enterprises.
Assuming that the proportion of users with accessibility requirements is low is a big mistake. Ignoring accessibility can lose you a significant number of users that you can otherwise convert into loyal customers.
Accessibility with Drupal 8
Nearly one in five Americans are disabled and over half of the adults with disabilities access services online. To make web easily accessible for users with a disability, Drupal has made significant efforts to create features that make websites more accessible. It has baked accessibility features into default settings and several tools for developers which aids them in developing universally accessible websites and web development using Drupal . Here are some most significant accessibility enhancements that Drupal 8 offers:
1 - HTML5 Elements:
Drupal 8 allows you to add more semantic HTML5 elements that can be leveraged by assistive technologies. Drupal 8 uses HTML5 elements within the web templates to add more meaning to your source code. For instance, assistive technology like a screen reader will be able to interpret elements like