WIX ACCESSIBILITY

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.

Showcase of Wix Accessibility features
 

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).

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A Pioneering Accessibility Wizard

Our Wizard quickly scans your site to pinpoint accessibility issues and gives you a step-by-step guide to make your website accessible to all. 

 

Accessibility Features Built Into Every Site

Discover the assistive settings that are automatically enabled for you when you create a professional Wix website.

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Full Keyboard Functionality

From small buttons to comprehensive online stores, all Wix products are fully operable with a keyboard.

02

Automatic DOM Order

The DOM is automatically arranged so visitors who use keyboards and screen readers can navigate your site.

03

Site Language Definition

Your site is automatically rendered with the correct language so screen readers can understand your content.

04

Correct Semantics

Every component you add to your site has the correct semantics built in so people with disabilities can better understand your content.

05

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.

06

Aria Attributes

Built-in aria attributes provide enriched accessible user experience. Plus, you can add custom attributes to apps and components you build yourself.

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Heading Tags

Heading tags help users who use screen readers understand how your site is organized in order to present the content.

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08

Alt Text

Easily add descriptions of images known as alt text so that visually impaired users better understand the context of the photos on your website.

09

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.

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Prepare Text and Graphics

Increase accessibility for visitors with limited vision by adjusting text color, background and more

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Set Your Site’s Hierarchy 

Help web browsers and screen readers understand how to present the content on your site.

Website using the Accessibility Wizard

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.

Feature Request

Let us know if there are any accessibility features you’d like to see.

Accessibility Templates

Explore designer-made templates with accessibility features built in.

Get More Expert Tips on Making Your Website Accessible

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How Writing for Accessibility Improves Your SEO

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Embracing Diversity: The 7 Principles of Inclusive Design

 A Wix website being edited with the keyboard and visual indicators turned on.

Best Practices for Website Accessibility 

Make Your Site Accessible for Everyone on the Web

 

FAQ

1.

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. 

2.

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.

3.

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). 

4.

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 increased 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.

5.

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. 

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