Web Accessibility

Lady Justice holding the scales and wearing a blindfold. Captioned "Justice is blind."

Where Accessibility Meets the Law

Noel has three kids in Seattle Public Schools. She wants to take part in her kids’ education like any parent would. But she’s blind. As it turns out, the school district’s website is incompatible with JAWS, one of the most popular screen readers. Ironically, the site worked fine with JAWS up until 2012 when “enhancements” …

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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 …

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Utility Pro Features

Setting a New Standard: Utility Pro

Update: This theme is no longer available for sale. I’m leaving this announcement post here for posterity. 🙂 I’m thrilled (and slightly nervous) to announce that Utility Pro, a new theme for the Genesis Framework, is officially available for purchase. Utility Pro is a follow-up to the Utility theme, originally released in late 2013. Even …

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Website Accessibility and WordPress

Website Accessibility and WordPress

If you’re in the world of web design and development, you’re familiar with “responsive web design” (RWD), a phrase coined in 2010 by designer Ethan Marcotte. In its most basic understanding, RWD is an approach to building sites for optimal viewing, regardless of the screen size. But responsive design is much more than just scaling …

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