Are There Accessible WordPress Themes?
Recently I had a Twitter conversation with Marco Zehe @MarcoInEnglish in which he asked me about availability of accessible WordPress themes. I’m asked this question all the time.
WordPress Accessibility Team members have been working very hard on core, documentation, and a theme check process for accessible themes. We’ve devised an enterprise accessibility statement for WordPress. We have prepared a draft accessibility theme check process.
We have prepared the way for accessible WordPress themes to be created, uploaded, theme checked for accessibility, and made available in the WordPress Theme Directory. I’m attempting to do something about the lack of accessible WordPress themes with Cities, but the fact is that there are still very few accessible themes available. Here is a list of themes that claim accessibility.
A List of Accessible WordPress Themes
Themes constructed based on accessibility principles are only accessible in practice after they have been loaded with content and resulting pages are checked. Some of these are child themes, and you have to load the parent theme first. Some of them are not available in the theme directory and require manual uploading and installation.
- Accessible Zen by David A. Kennedy @davidakennedy
- Blaskan by Per Sandstrom @persand
- Twenty Thirteen: designer Joen Asmussen @altjoen, developer Konstantin Obenland @obenland.
- Accessible OneTwo by Daniel Davis @ourmaninjapan
- Scrapbook by Mel Pedley
- RedLine by Yulian Yordanov