Accessibility Widget Revived!

(updated 02-Dec-2013) The Accessibility Widget is now available at WordPress.org Plugins Directory. Go there to download, or just go to your WordPress dashboard Plugins / Add New, and search for Accessibility Widget to install.

After I install, how do I customise the Accessibility Widget?

As of version 1.1, you can set HTML or CSS tags that you want to resize, the font sizes you want to use, and the controller text that users click to change the font size.

Accessibility Widget 1.2 for WordPress

Resize the following HTML/CSS tags
Specify all the HTML or CSS tags you want to resize in this section. By default, the HTML tag body, p, li and td are set.
Different WordPress theme may have different and unique stylesheet classes and IDs. You can switch on your browser’s built-in Developer Tools and use the Inspect Element option to detect what HTML/CSS codes to use.

Set to these sizes
This is where you set the font-size you want to enable for the users to use (read up on the CSS font-size property at W3Schools). The simplest font-size group you can use are smaller, inherit, larger.

Set controller text:
By default, the widget displays the letter “T” depending on the number of font sizes you use; that is, if you set only two font-size, then only two letter T appears, and so forth. Starting with version 1.2, you can set it to use more meaningful words, like Small, Normal, Large for each size you specify.

Go to the Plugins forum for support.

Wishlist / Future features

(updated 02-Dec-2013)

  • Display images instead of text on the widget.
  • Website colour contrast control.
  • Stop the controller text from being resized.

(updated 12-Mar-2007)

Download WordPress Accessibility Widget v.0.9 (download link disabled; please read note above)

(the ramblings below was the original content of this post)

YES! Oh yeah, oh yeah.

I did say I would make my own widget if I couldn’t find it, and here it is, the long-lost Accessibility Widget originally written by Tane of Digital Spaghetti and revived by yours truly. I’ve been getting hits from people who are looking for this widget since I posted my desire to get one on my site. I’m currently waiting for Tane to respond to my request. There must be a reason why he stopped sharing it in the first place, so till then, I’ll hold on to the download link until he gives me an OK sign.

In the meantime, take a look at the top of my sidebar and get crazy. It’s decent, but I tell you, it’s not 100% perfect. I certainly do not have the original codes that Tane developed and I’m sure he did more customization on it that I’ve yet to know of. It’s fun, though. When I’m done with properly widgetizing the Top Commentators plugin, I’ll move on to improving this one.

(Update 12-Mar-07) The widget is now available for download, since I’ve received several e-mail requests for it. No customization can be done with it as of yet, but I’ll start to tinker it next month when I’m done with the Top Commentators Widget. I plan to match all the things that can be done with the previous Accessibility Widget, with the original Readme file as my reference.

Sorry, Tane, but I can’t wait for your reply, but thanks again for creating this widget.

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