The City Flex theme is applied by default to all new blogs. This is an accessible theme based on CampusPress flex and has been customised to the City Brand. It has customisation, branding, and layout options, and it is great for performance.
You can change your theme if required. Remember to choose an Accessibility Ready theme. You can do so by going to Dashboard > Appearance. Then select Themes, then Accessibility Ready.
If you want to switch themes, you can choose from any of the available range of templates on the platform. When you switch themes, all your existing content carries over. Nothing is deleted, so it is safe to switch. If you change your mind, you can always switch back to your old theme. To switch your theme, go to Accessibility Ready and browse the themes. Select the one you like and then select Activate. Decide if you would like to add demo content or not and set up your theme according to its instructions.
You can add additional accessibility features to your blog by activating the Accessibility Plugin. Go to Dashboard > Plugins and select Activate alongside the Accessibility Plugin.
You can then adjust the accessibility of the blog through this plug-in. To access its features, from the Dashboard, select Settings > WP Accessibility.
You have options such as:
There are several other accessibility plugins you can enable to ensure your blog is as accessible as possible by everyone. Such plugins can, for example:
Visit the Campus Press website for further information and step-by-step guidance on the tools available.
To ensure your blog content is accessible, there are a few top tips to consider:
Accessibility testing is a useful step before publishing web content. It is a process where you go systematically test a sample of your content to check for any accessibility issues, which can inform any fixes you need to do. This will help ensure all content can be accessed by all users. You can try the following:
You can use an accessibility checker for in-depth testing of your web page, such as:
Automated testing tools may provide different results from each other, especially across a variety of operating systems and browsers. To ensure more robust results, you can complete manual testing as well, where you check your content by hand. This can help you detect issues that may not be flagged by an automated testing tool.