WPMuse - 3:01 pm on Dec 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
The site is on WordPress/Default theme. Only a contact form plugin. His concern is that if we go to Categories with Posts that he won't "see" all the posts in a long list in the sidebar as he does now with all his articles as pages.
I've explained how the Category archive page would work and the benefits for the sighted that would come to his site but he still is resisting.
This came up because the first thing I noticed on the site is the Navs are not consistent, user-friendly or organized in any intuitive categories. The previous helper just did what he said and he contacted me when that person fell off the map...
If I can tell him that JAWS would be able to easily navigate categories and posts (I don't know why not but am not sure hence my post here) then I know that it is his preference not inabilities.
From what I can find out -- JAWS may do exactly what he wants -- he just doesn't know it:
"Sighted users experience Web pages in two dimensions, which allows their eyes to move directly to the page's content. Assistive technologies such as JAWS present Web pages in one dimension (that is to say, they linearize the page). If JAWS encounters a navigation bar with 20 links, disabled users must read through every one of these links before being able to access the next part of the page. Even if they use the tab or arrow keys to move from link to link, this is a tedious process."