With the announcement of new WordPress themes supporting accessibility, there is a lot of buzz going around my various online communities. I’m afraid I’ll lose track of it, and will obviously need to implement this at some point, so I an just going to collect a few of the most recommended links as a placeholder for me to come back to later.
ACCESSIBILITY INFO FROM WORDPRESS
WordPress Guidelines: Accessibility: http://make.wordpress.org/themes/guidelines/guidelines-accessibility/
WordPress Codex: Accessibility: http://codex.wordpress.org/Accessibility
WordPress Updates: Accessibility: https://make.wordpress.org/accessibility/
HOW TO FIND THE ACCESSIBLE THEMES
What you can find today with this search:
* 2014 (Twenty Fourteen): http://wordpress.org/themes/twentyfourteen
* Anjiral (based on 2014): http://wordpress.org/themes/anjirai
* Accessible Zen: http://wordpress.org/themes/accessible-zen
* JBST: http://wordpress.org/themes/jbst
* Ward: http://wordpress.org/themes/ward
* WP Start: http://wordpress.org/themes/wpstart
Others in WordPress Directory:
* 2013 (Twenty Thirteen): http://wordpress.org/themes/twentythirteen
* Accessible One Two: http://wordpress.org/themes/accessible-onetwo
* Blaskan: http://wordpress.org/themes/blaskan
* Redline: http://wordpress.org/themes/redline
* Scrapbook: http://wordpress.org/themes/scrapbook
Joseph Karr O’Connor: A List of Accessible WordPress Themes http://accessiblejoe.com/accessibility/accessible-wordpress-themes/
Here’s how to find others that claim to be accessible (but which have not been tested or approved as accessible by WordPress or either of the folk named Joe who are known for this topic.
Found with this strategy, and not already listed above:
* Ambrosia (Feb 2014): http://wordpress.org/themes/ambrosia
* Dodo (outdated): http://wordpress.org/themes/dodo
* Precious (outdated): http://wordpress.org/themes/precious
* Themage (June 2013): http://wordpress.org/themes/themage
Joe Dolson: https://www.joedolson.com/
I’m told this man is THE guru of all things accessible in WordPress. Here are some recent slides from him on this topic.
Joe Dolson. Accessibility & WordPress, Developing for the whole world. (WordCamp 2013) http://www.slideshare.net/joedolson/wordpress-accessibility-wordcamp-chicago
Especially, read this.
Joe Dolson. Accessible WordPress Plug-ins: what does it mean? November 15, 2011. http://www.joedolson.com/articles/2011/11/accessible-wordpress-plug-ins-what-does-it-mean/
Joe Dolson. New plug-in: WP Accessibility. October 22, 2012. http://www.joedolson.com/articles/2012/10/new-plug-in-wp-accessibility/
George Williams. ‘Accessibility Ready’ WordPress Themes. Chronicle of Higher Education, February 17, 2014. http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/accessibility-ready-wordpress-themes/55683
George Williams. Make Your WordPress Site More Accessible. Chronicle of Higher Education, January 22, 2014. http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/make-your-wordpress-site-more-accessible/54631
Special thanks to Scott Williams, Colin Fulton, and especially Irene Knokh who got the conversation rolling.