I am doing a project to increase the number of free accessible WordPress themes called: Cities.

Cities: Making Accessible WordPress Themes was presented at WordCamp Montreal on June 30, 2013.

Site owners are looking for accessible WordPress themes. There is a spectacular lack of accessible WordPress themes. I get asked this question all the time: aren’t there lots of accessible WordPress themes to choose from? No, there are not.

Here in Los Angeles I have a Meetup group: the Los Angeles Accessibility and Inclusive Design Group.

Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Sydney, Boston, Toronto

My group, along with some other meetup groups in Los Angeles, is creating an accessible WordPress theme. That theme will be named Los Angeles. Karen Mardahl @kmdk in Denmark has agreed to do Copenhagen. Lisa Herrod @scenariogirl in Australia has agreed to do Sydney. Char James-Tanny @CharJTF is doing Boston. Jennison Asuncion @Jennison in Toronto will definitely be doing Toronto.

New York, Mumbai, D.C., Canberra

New York is being led by Pratik Patel @ppatel and there is Mumbai with a team led by Shilpi Kapoor @Shilpi_Kapoor! There is also D.C. led by David Kennedy @DavidAKennedy and Canberra led by Simon Pascal Klein @klepas. How wonderful is this!

Montreal, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Nashville

Montreal is a theme by Rocio Alvarado and the folks at AccessibilitéWeb @AccessibiliteWb. We also have new themes by Ana Isabel Paraguay @projetoinclusiv, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro! Another new addition is Nashville by Anna Belle Leiserson @happywebdiva.

Ottawa, Twin Cities, Augusta Georgia

Elle McPherson @nethermind of Simply Accessible is doing the Ottawa theme project, Joe Dolson @joedolson is doing Twin Cities, and Amanda Rush @cswordpress is doing Augusta, Georgia!

I have reached out to others and am waiting to hear back from them. If you want to get involved, please send me a message on Twitter.

The Cities themes will be made available free through

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