Re: How accessible is Word Press for creating websites with JAWS?

Stephanie Switzer

WordPress is pretty accessible out of the box. One thing I would recommend is to turn off the visual editor because that will mess with screen readers. David I would bet that that was one of the things that was messing with jaws. You need to uncheck the box that says visual editor.
Also some themes can mess with screen readers as well.
To answer the other persons question, no you don't need to know HTML or any other type of coding as word press covers the basics but if you want to get more in depth it wouldn't hurt to know son. By in-depth I mean making your website look nicer. Like say you wanted to make a list with headings at the top and then a list of items below that. You might need to know some HTML in order to do that.
I learned the word press on the fly back into thousand nine, but I'm sure if you Google there will be some beginner tutorials out there somewhere. You might also check on bard if you have that because I've seen they posted some books on WordPress from time to time. They should at least have one or two that can help a blind individual with who is just beginning withWordPress. Some of the books might be slightly out of date, but they should have some useful information.

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On Jun 22, 2017, at 12:55 PM, James Homuth <> wrote:

I'm not Steve, but as with everything, knowing HTML5, or PHP, or things like
that will make things easier. WordPress can cover the basics well enough,
and there are plugins for just about everything, but if you want to get
fancy with web design, you're gonna need to get your hands dirty.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Aidan
Sent: June-22-17 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: How accessible is Word Press for creating websites with JAWS?

So steve, tell me, do you need to know html 5 or any of that well to build a
site with wordpress? Or are they doing it in a easyer way?

On 22/06/2017, Steve Nutt <> wrote:
Hi David,

I built my own web site at using Wordpress.

I also offer Wordpress training for those interested, and I am totally

And yes, I have used JAWS and Window-Eyes and NVDA for web development.

All the best


From: [] On Behalf Of
David & his pack of dogs
Sent: 12 June 2017 04:41
Subject: Re: How accessible is Word Press for creating websites with JAWS?

I'm curious to know the answer too. A sighted person, computer tech,
told me when we were working on my website last Thursday, "David
WordPress is not that accessible for working on a website. Posting,
yes. But building a website, No. She is learning a lot working with
a screen reader. She was the one who said what is on the screen for
the sighted is not always what your screen reader is reading out to
you. Last week, she had to turn off JAWS because as it was reading
out the screen, the curser was moving along like the proverbial ball.
She was not able to take over even though we were using Team viewer,
screen sharing.

From: [] On Behalf Of
Negoslav Sabev
Sent: June 11, 2017 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: How accessible is Word Press for creating websites with JAWS?

Search Google for Wordpress for bad eyes. It's a book from the
blindness perspective. It costs about $10 but you won't regret paying.

Negoslav Sabev

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On Jun 6, 2017, at 10:12 PM, Richard B. McDonald
< <> > wrote:


Is Word Press accessible with JAWS for creating websites? Where is a
good place to start for a beginning blind webmaster? Are there any
tips and tricks?



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