I have made a couple of minor changes to the Harvey Mercheum website, based on some reading I have been doing on website accessibility and CSS. The first change is that I have added a dashed red outline around the element that has focus. Users who navigate websites using keyboards or equivalent can now see what pressing enter will activate. You can see this change for yourself by pressing tab two or three times until “Home” in the menu bar becomes outlined. Previously no indication of focus was available.
The other change is that I have added a thin black outline around the text in the menu bar and sidebars. While color contrast checking tools do not consider this an improvement to legibility, I think it looks better.
If you have any comments on these changes, or any suggestions for additional improvements, please let me know in the comments below, or use the Contact the Curator form.