In order to make his main message standout visually each page on Howard’s new insurance website has a headline in all capitals.
Headlines in all caps are not considered accessible for screen readers because screen readers may interpret all caps as acronyms, not words - and read out each letter instead of the sentence. How confusing would that be?
So I did not enter those headlines by typing all caps. Instead, to make them accessible, I used the text transform CSS style which shows them as all caps, but allows them to be read as words by screen readers.
Accessiblity isn’t something that most developers and web designers take into account. However many types of businesses are legally required to have accessible websites.
I try do things the right way even if it's not the easy way like focusing on these kinds of details.
Jody owns a natural healing spa. She’s always talking about this weeks’ produce box from her CSA. Ask her if she’s ever tried to navigate her website using just her keyboard.