In this post, I’ll show you how a blind person inserts media into a WordPress post while using a screen reader. In this example, I’ve inserted some audio, but this also applies to other media such as images or video.
For screen reader users, there’s a quick audio tutorial that you can use to start inserting media if you’re not doing so already.
In this scenario, I’m uploading media, not choosing from what’s already in my media library.
First, open the media panel
Below the field labeled “enter title here,” I find a link that says “add media.” I press space on that.
Next, I move down to the bottom of the screen by pressing ctrl+end. There, I find the “browse” button.
Because I want to upload media from my computer, I press enter or space on that.
A standard “choose file” dialog will open. I use standard controls/methods to find the file I want to upload from my own computer, and then tab to the “open” button and press enter or space on that.
Now, insert the media.
Next, I’ll insert the media I’ve just uploaded. To do this, I first make sure the window is maximized.
Next, I orient myself by returning to the bottom of the screen.
Then, I arrow up until I find the “insert media” link, and press space on that.
If my screen reader starts babbling at me, I know my media is inserted.
Tomorrow, I’ll show you how I work with what I like to refer to as the finer details of media.