WordPress Accessibility Day 2023

Building an Accessible Theme for Accessible First Sites

The decision of which theme to start your accessible website with can make a huge difference in how much tweaking and rework is involved down the line. This talk will cover screen readers, and the various theme elements to assist those users. It will also cover a number of WordPress CSS classes that help with accessibility, and setting up styling for elements so the person building the site doesn’t have to worry about a number of accessibility concerns.

The talk will show a classic theme, Kaya, which has been built for rapid accessible site development. It will cover elements of HTML, CSS, and the general theme file structure, but will not be code heavy and does not require previous coding experience.

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Gen Herres is a white woman in her 40’s with long brown hair and a big friendly smile.
WordPress Developer, Anphira, LLC