one click accessibility

In this post, I want to look at a free plugin for WordPress that helps to provide more accessible options for people with disabilities.  Note that these options should be in addition to making sure the content and code follow accessibility best practices, so this plugin does not replace that requirement. Instead, it offers some nice widgets to make a site easier to use. So the plugin name is a bit misleading, but the plugin features are nice.

Did you know that WordPress has an accessibility handbook with information about how to create websites that meet accessibility standards? That should be your first start. After you have made the base site accessible then adding this plugin will be a nice enhancement.

I host a website for a local non-profit and in the past I’ve used a text resizer plugin on that site to make it easier to increase the size of the text, but that was pretty limited and it keeps going out of date.  I recently tried several of the accessibility plugins in the WordPress directory and was pleased with this one, “One Click Accessibility,” which was the best of the ones I tried.

one click accessibility website
The One Click Accessibility Website:

The plugin is easy to setup and use and it increases the accessibility of your site.  This plugin is created by the Elementor team.  It is totally free and it has some nice features.  You download it from the WordPress plugin directory.

The plugin was originally created to go with themes that the Elementor company created, but was later rewritten to work with all themes.  There are a few one star reviews that are two years old. from the time before the rewrite, but there has obviously been a lot of work and care put into the project and the recent reviews have been positive.  The plugin is currently used on about 100,000 sites.

Admin Options

You install the plugin the same way you do other plugins from the directory.  Click “Add New” and type in “One Click Accessibility” and select the plugin from the results.  When you install it, you get another admin menu item.

one click accessibility settings menu

On the “Settings” menu there are general options.  These include enabling an outline focus to elements selected via the keyboard to make it easier to track keyboard navigation, adding a skip link to content when using the keyboard, making links open in the same window, and adding the “role” attribute to links.

one click accessibility toolbar menu

The “Toolbar” menu item is where you set the features and labels that will show on the widget on the front-end.

On the Front-End of the Site

Here I have a demo site, using the free Astra theme, with the plugin installed and enabled.  You can see that it puts a button on the side of the page.

one click accessibility front button

Clicking on the button opens a slide-out menu with the options we configured on the admin side.

one click accessibility slide out menu
one click accessibility larger text
Increased font size

Among other things, you can increase the text size, apply contrasts, underline the links on the page, and force a more readable font.

one click accessibility apply contrast
Contrast option applied


Already, with these features, this plugin is as good or better than the other ones I tried, but there is another very nice addition.  If you go into the theme Customizer, there is an area for Accessibility where you can set a number of styling options.

one click accessibility customizer options
Customizer options

In the Customizer, you can change the icon button, set which side of the page you want the icon button to show, set the offset from the top of the page for the icon button, and change a number of color and style options.  These are really nice touches.


The One Click Accessibility plugin is an easy to use plugin that brings a lot to the table and makes it easy for you to add usability options to your site.  It has some basic features but also has a good deal of flexibility and a number of styling options. This plugin is a nice addition to the recommended best practices for an accessible website, and it is free.

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