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

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.

Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Sydney, Boston, Toronto

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 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 in the Theme Directory.

Accessibility Camp L.A.

Accessibility Camp L.A.
Saturday, October 20, 2012

Join designers, developers, usability professionals, people who work in digital accessibility, and others interested in making the web and other technology accessible to people with disabilities at the first Accessibility Camp in Los Angeles.

In addition to L.A., attendees so far are coming in from Fresno, Monterey, and the Bay Area. In addition to local pros sharing their experience some of my colleagues from the digital accessibility community have been generous in terms of volunteering to come in from Toronto, New York, Baltimore, Louisville, and the Bay Area.

We are particularly pleased that of the attendees, there is a good cross-section of knowledge levels when it comes to digital accessibility, almost half being either just getting started or beginners.

Regardless of your level of digital accessibility knowledge, all are welcomed to attend this free event at California State University, Northridge, on Saturday, October 20.

Accessibility Camp L.A. is being held in association with:

The Los Angeles Accessibility and Inclusive Design Group
The Los Angeles User Experience Group
The Los Angeles PHP Developers Group

Registration on our own site is now closed.

To learn more and register for this free event:

Direct any questions to:

See you there!