Anna Belle Leiserson @faithandweb is finishing up work on Accessible Nashville, a congregational/church theme. Thanks Anna Belle!
David A. Kennedy @DavidAKennedy finished Accessible Zen which is now available in the WordPress Theme Directory. Accessible Zen is a minimalist theme, white with nearly black text and dark blue headings with one center column. A gravatar photo of the blog owner leads off the page which is cool. If you have a gravatar it will pull your picture automatically. A heading and subheading make up the rest of the header. Then there’s the center column with posts, followed by a footer with search and whatever you want to add with Widgets such as recent posts, recent comments, archives, etc. David is now starting work on Accessible Alexandria, a government theme.
Joseph Karr O’Connor and the Los Angeles theme team is doing AUX research and gathering requirements for a business/ecommerce theme. If you have any requirements or features you’d like to see please let us know @AccessibleJoe.
Theme Check Process
The WordPress Accessibility team has created a new theme hashtag, accessibility-ready, and it will soon be part of WordPress core. The theme check team has already checked some themes and approved them according to Guidelines: Accessibility. One theme that passes is Twenty Fourteen, this year’s official WordPress theme.