Make Your Website a Place for Everyone
Your website is more powerful when it’s designed for all, regardless of ability. With Wix, you can create a website with accessibility settings built right in, allowing any visitor to interact with it.
Web accessibility gives people with disabilities the opportunity to interact with your website.
The Importance of Web Accessibility
Making your site accessible shows that you value inclusion and diversity, helping enhance your brand while minimizing legal risk in countries that require digital access for all.
Our Commitment to Accessibility
At Wix, we’re committed to making the web a place for everyone. Get specialized tools and features to make your website accessible. All our features comply with the highest global standards (WCAG 2.0).
Accessibility Features Built Into Every Site
Discover the assistive settings that are automatically enabled for you when you create a professional Wix website.
Full Keyboard Functionality
From small buttons to comprehensive online stores, all Wix products are fully operable with a keyboard.
Automatic DOM Order
The DOM is automatically arranged so visitors who use keyboards and screen readers can navigate your site.
Site Language Definition
Your site is automatically rendered with the correct language so screen readers can understand your content.
Every component you add to your site has the correct semantics built in so people with disabilities can better understand your content.
Smart Focus Ring
Smart focus rings automatically appear when a keyboard is being used and feature dual colors so keyboard users better navigate your site.
Built-in aria attributes provide enriched accessible user experience. Plus, you can add custom attributes to apps and components you build yourself.
Heading tags help users who use screen readers understand how your site is organized in order to present the content.
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Easily add descriptions of images known as alt text so that visually impaired users better understand the context of the photos on your website.
Skip to Content
Skip to Content allows keyboard users to navigate directly to the main content of the page. This way they can easily get to the content they need.
Accessibility Guides and Resources
Discover these helpful guides that provide even more information on how you can improve your site’s accessibility.
Prepare Text and Graphics
Increase accessibility for visitors with limited vision by adjusting text color, background and more
Set Your Site’s Hierarchy
Help web browsers and screen readers understand how to present the content on your site.
Using the Accessibility Wizard
Learn how use the Wizard to identify and fix accessibility issues.
Hire a Wix Accessibility Partner
Get a Wix Partner to audit your site and make any necessary adjustments to ensure compliance with the WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines for your region.
How can I improve my website’s accessibility?
Wix has done all coding on your site to make it as accessible as possible. As a site owner, you are responsible for making sure the content and design are also accessible. This includes preparing your images, text, graphics and site structure, as well as enabling accessibility components in the Editor. You can pinpoint and fix these issues using the built in Accessibility Wizard.
How do I check the accessibility of my website?
Wix cannot guarantee or ensure that the use of our services is compliant with all accessibility laws and worldwide regulations. You are responsible for reviewing and complying with local legislation applicable to you or to your site visitors.
What are the principles of web accessibility?
The guidelines and Success Criteria are organized around the following four principles, which lay the foundation necessary for anyone to access and use web content. Anyone who wants to use the web must have content that is perceivable, operable, understandable & robust (you can find more details in in this post about Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) guidelines).
How important is web accessibility in web design?
Making sure that all users have equal access to your website is crucial. There are several components of web design that should be incorporated into your site to make this possible. For example, content on your website like photographs, illustrations or graphs should include textual alternatives. In addition, color contrast should be reduced to ensure that all elements on the page are distinguishable and clearly displayed. You can read more about the importance of accessible website design in this Read our blog post about the importance of accessible web design.
Are Wix Products such as Restaurants, Bookings, Stores, Blogs and Events accessible?
Yes, all our products are accessible by design, meaning they are operable by keyboard and contain correct semantics.