What Do You Need in an Accessible WordPress Theme?
I’ve wanted to create a WordPress theme for a long time. I just didn’t see how the one I created could be different from the hundreds already available.
However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized an accessible WordPress theme could help a my theme stand out. Sylvia Egger has done great work with Accessible Twenty Ten Five and SeaBeast was well known years ago. But why not add another to the mix?
Yesterday, I tweeted that I was working on this and asked the accessibility community what they wanted to see. I was happy to get a few retweets and responses.
What would you want to see? Let me know in the comments.
Here’s what I’m aiming for at this early stage:
- HTML5/CSS3 with a mix of progressive enhancement and graceful degradation.
- Responsive design
- Visible skip links
- Good color contrast (meeting WCAG AA)
- High contrast style switcher
- Will meet current WordPress coding standards
- Will be open source and free