Leiden theme gives web developers a starting point for building an accessible website and gives users an accessible-ready website out of the box. The theme attempts to keep all Genesis functionality and make the site validate for WCAG 2.0 AA and the colour scheme for WCAG 2.0 AAA.
The optional add-on plugin WP-Accessibility adds a number of helpful accessibility features with a minimum amount of setup or expert knowledge.
Learn more about web accessibility techniques and standards
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
- WCAG 2.0 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: An Introductory Guide for Web Developers
(via Joelle Cottle)
Read about web accessible WordPress with Genesis theme author Carrie Dils.
Some notes lifted from Genesis Office Hours with Carrie Dils:
- Web Accessibility & WordPress – WP Toronto Meetup from January 2014
- WordPress.org Accessibility Team – Peek here if you’re interested in Accessibility & WordPress
- Making Accessible WordPress Themes – WordCamp Montreal 2013 presentation by Joseph Karr O’Connor