Things change rapidly in the WordPress world. The content in this post is more than a year old and may no longer represent best practices.
The good news about web accessibility is that there are a lot of resources out there for developers who want to build accessible websites. Here are a few of the ones I’ve bookmarked.
These are not the result of a comprehensive search, which I’m sure would turn up many more resources, but rather articles I have come across in my regular WordPress and web development reading.
WordPress Accessibility Handbook
In this Make WordPress Accessibility Handbook you will learn what the best practices are for web accessibility, the many great accessibility tools, the testing we do to improve WordPress, themes, a…
Rian Rietveld’s State of Accessibility Presentation from WordCamp Europe
Elise Roy’s TED Talk: When We Design for Accessibility, We All Benefit
Web Accessibility Basics from Marco Zehe
Free Web Accessibility Course from Udacity
Get hands-on experience making web applications accessible. You’ll understand when and why users need accessibility, then you’ll dive into how to implement.
WordPress.org Accessibility Support Forum
The A11y Project
Tota11y Accessibility Visualization Kit
WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
Enter your URL to check the accessibility of your website.
Yoast’s Must-Read Accessibility Posts (A11y and SEO)
Accessibility is sometimes overlooked but definitely deserves your attention. Because it’s important that all visitors can use your website. That’s why we regularly write about accessibility checks, tools, and more! Interested in accessibility and development? You might want to check out the A11y Monthly series on our dev blog.
Carrie Dils: An Intro to Accessible WordPress Themes
I’ve talked a lot about web accessibility lately, especially as it relates to WordPress Themes. The feedback I got from this podcast told me that web developers want to embrace better accessibility, but aren’t sure how. Enter this 5-part series specifically dealing with accessibility-ready WordPress themes and small, tangible steps developers can take to make…
7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility
Article on Medium by Jesse Hausler from Salesforce. Doesn’t want to do the content card thing.
Color Safe WCAG Palette Generator
Color Safe is a tool to explore beautiful, accessible color palettes for your website based on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Presentation by Michael Beil: How do I know if my web project is accessible?
More WordCamp Accessibility Videos
tuts+ Accessibility Learning Guide
In this series we take a look at Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and what practical steps theme developers can take to make their theme more accessible.
How to Make Your Website More Accessible (WPMU DEV)
When launching a new website, you’ll likely think about a number of different things when putting it together. But if you’re like many, accessibility isn’t at the top of that list. What is accessibility? According to W3C, web accessibility refers to how easily those with disabilities can use the Internet. Or, to be more specific,…