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 The content in this post is more than a year old and may no longer represent best practices.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 how to create an accessible WordPress website, the many great accessibility tools, , the testing we do to improve WordPress, themes, and…
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
I’ve been asked again and again over the years what the absolute basics of web accessibility are. And while I always thought that it is not so difficult to find resources about these basics, the recurrence of that question prompted me to finally write my own take on this topic. So here it is, my…
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)
A topic that’s sometimes overlooked, but definitely deserves attention is accessibility. Because it matters that your website can be used by all its visitors. Therefore we often write about accessibility checks, tools and more! This topic is closely related to usability.
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.