Why an Accessibility Ready WordPress theme? If you have a requirement to build a WordPress website to be ADA or WCAG compliant (or simply want your website to be used by as many people as possible) you are going to want to start with a decent theme. A poorly chosen theme could scupper your chances… Continue Reading How To Choose An Accessibility Ready WordPress Theme (And Why)
Reykjavik theme is a relatively new addition (October 2017) to WordPress’ family of accessibility-ready themes. It was created by Oliver Juhas of WebMan Design. Oliver has created a number of accessibility-ready themes, some free and some paid. The name Reykjavik evokes a product which is clean and modern. The theme description begins: Reykjavik is fresh, lightweight,… Continue Reading Is WordPress Reykjavik Theme Clean, Light And Accessible?
Joomla Monster is known for creating accessible Joomla templates. They kept getting requests for WordPress themes, so decided to set up a new company to develop them. PixelEmu launched in 2015. You can see their commitment to accessibility in this video: I was kindly given a copy of the PixelEmu School theme to try out, and to… Continue Reading PixelEmu School Theme Review – Is It An A+ For Accessibility?
One of the sessions I looked forward to at WordCamp London this year was the Accessibility Panel on Sunday. The WordPress accessibility experts The panel featured four authorities on WordPress accessibility. They also use the Genesis Framework. They were: Gary Jones – freelance web developer, WordPress and Genesis Framework contributor and accessibility advocate. Gary runs his own company Gamajo… Continue Reading How to make the web better: WordPress accessibility experts panel
The Twenty Sixteen theme has actually been out for four months. For most users, though, their first encounter with it came with the release of WordPress 4.4 in December 2015. It’s already been installed on over 300,000 sites. I’ve delved into the theme and here is what I think. You might want to read my review of Twenty Fifteen, as there… Continue Reading The WordPress Twenty Sixteen theme: Good, Bad or Ugly?
I’ve written before about the importance of web accessibility. Making your website as accessible as possible will allow your website’s message to reach more people. This is especially important if you are selling something! This article will focus on WordPress accessibility. Accessible WordPress themes Ideally, all WordPress site owners would be using an accessible theme. Web developer… Continue Reading Four Plugins To Improve WordPress Accessibility
WordPress 4.1 was released last month, and along with it the Twenty Fifteen theme was launched. I’ve had a look at it to see what it can do. First impressions Twenty Fifteen has some passing resemblances to the previous theme from the WordPress.org team, Twenty Fourteen, with a left sidebar and widget area. But the look… Continue Reading Thoughts on the WordPress Twenty Fifteen theme