In May 2013 StudioPress released the 2.0 beta version of the Genesis Framework. I was looking forward to this release because StudioPress promised to pay more attention to accessibility. Yes! HTML5! Genesis 2.0 now has HTML5 as doctype (and adds html5shiv for IE less then 9). To the HTML roles and area's for header, navigation, main, article and asides are added. This is a big improvement for accessibility. Used setting Test environment: WordPress 3.5.1 (Dutch) with the Genesis 2.0-beta
On Januari 7, 2013 StudioPress released an update for the Genesis Framework. I love this framework. It's flexible, well organized , with a lot of extra hooks and filters and with an excellent support and a large community. It takes work to build an accessible theme using this framework, and it would be perfect if Genesis was WCAG 2.0 compliant out of the box. So hereby my review and recommendations on the accessibility of the Genesis Framework 1.9. In this review I only address the errors
How to set up a switch to a bigger or smaller font or to change the colour display of a web page in WordPress into black/grey/white. This is not a plugin, but a way to set up the options in the funtions.php and style.css of your WordPress (child) theme. Wat do you need The main style.css in your theme with a relative font definition in % and em Links on the web pages to let the visitor choose the colours and font size Cookies to save the visitors choice Extra classes in the body tag
Update 0.2 of my Accessible Genesis Child Theme for Genesis version 1.8 is available for download at RRWD's GitHub.
A Captcha allows you to protect your website from spam. Generally CAPTCHA are created by a distorted picture punctuation without (obviously) adding an alt text. This is a problem for users of screen readers. See also Guideline 1.1 of WGAC 2.0: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language. To provide a readable CAPTCHA for visitors with screenreading software, it's
First: I love the Genesis framework from StudioPress. It's structured, flexible, user friendly and saves a lot of time developing themes. And the price is very reasonable for such a good framework. But: It needs some changes to improve accessibility.
To improve the accessibility of the WordPress child theme Twenty Eleven some changes where necessary, like the semantics of the headings, the colors, a "return to the top" link.
What developers and users of Wordpress who researched accessibility have to say: