I just released version 1.2 of Accessible Zen. It’s the first update in a year, and features some bug fixes and improvements. The biggest improvement includes the use of WordPress.org language packs. Grab the theme in the official theme directory. For full details, see the changelog below: May 5, 2016 Release: Version 1.2 Remove support for […]
Last week, Accessible Zen made a list of 10 Best Accessibility-Ready WordPress Themes. The post also talks a bit about what goes into an accessibility-ready theme, which is great. It’s always awesome to see accessibility talked about on a design and inspiration blog.
I have a confession. When I created Accessible Zen, I wanted it to be downloaded and used by thousands. I thought since it would be one of the first accessibility-ready WordPress themes in the directory, it had a chance to become something special. That turned out to be a selfish viewpoint though. Why? When you […]
So it turns out Web Designer Depot featured Accessible Zen in a list of favorite WordPress themes way back in October, 2013. I never knew, but very cool since I’ve read the site off and on for years.
I just released an update to Accessible Zen, the first one in almost a year! It’s been too long, something I hope doesn’t happen again. Release, release, release, as they say. Big thanks to Lutz Donnerhacke for the German translation added in this update. Speaking of translations, that’s why I took so long to release this version. I […]
Sean Gray, co-owner, Fan Death Records and Accidental Guest Records, has created a site called “Is This Venue Accessible?” to track the accessibility of music venues. He’s been featured in Pitchfork, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Vice, Village Voice and more. Jake Reid helped Sean build the site with Accessible Zen. I’m so excited to see Accessible […]
George Williams of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker blog featured Accessible Zen and other accessible WordPress themes in a post called, “Accessibility Ready” WordPress Themes. The post is from February but I didn’t run across it until today thanks to Twitter. It’s great to see accessibility in WordPress getting some attention outside of the […]
This post is a summary of a talk I gave at WordCamp Lancaster in March, 2014. A phone call that lasted less than five minutes started my obsession with accessibility. Dave, Meet Accessibility During my first few weeks on the job at The Arc as Online Communication Manager, I spoke with one of our board […]
Accessible Zen now comes packaged with a French translation, plus starter files in English to get new translations going easier. Thanks to Brieuc Segalen for contributing the translation! The changelog is below. Grab the theme in the official theme directory. July 1, 2014 Release: Version 1.1.3 Add basic translation files. French translation by Brieuc Segalen.
In the past week or so, I’ve released two minor updates to Accessible Zen. Most of the changes are minor, but I added one major feature: support for HTML5 markup in WordPress galleries and captions. WordPress added this feature in a recent release. The full changelog is below. Enjoy! Grab the theme in the official […]