[wp-edu] Ensuring WordPress sites meet accessibility standards?

James Grubic grubic_j at 4j.lane.edu
Tue Sep 10 18:20:04 UTC 2019

We are on multi-site WordPress. We don't have a dedicated webmaster, but did carve some time out for one of our skilled staffers to work on re-tooling the school websites. 

Our approach has been: 

• Researching Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 requirements, attending every workshop available on the subject. 
• Standardizing on a theme that is inherently compliant as well as mobile-friendly (Monument Valley). It's important to note that no plugin is going to meet all the needs. 
• We do complement the above theme with the WP Accessibility plugin. 

It's slow progress to win over the stakeholders who need to get their website redone but we've been pleased with the results so far. 

James Grubic 
Eugene School District 4J 

From: "Grogan, David" <David.Grogan at tufts.edu> 
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Hello all, 

Recent mandates and guidelines at our school have us taking a close look at how we can ensure sites created on our multi-site instance are meeting digital accessibility standards (keyboard access to all features of a site, accessible by screen readers etc.). Since we run our system as a self-service platform it’s going to be difficult to have all sites 100% accessible but we are looking at ways to mitigate issues. 

I’d be interested to know how others are approaching this issue. 

I’m going to assessing these three plugins: 

[ https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-accessibility/ | https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-accessibility/ ] 

[ https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-accessibility-helper/ | https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-accessibility-helper/ ] 

[ https://wordpress.org/plugins/userway-accessibility-widget/ | https://wordpress.org/plugins/userway-accessibility-widget/ ] 

Are there others people can recommend? 

Are there certain themes that are more accessible than others that you have tried? 

Any thoughts/experiences/ideas you have would be greatly appreciated. 

Best wishes, 



David Grogan 

Senior Solutions Specialist 

Tufts Technology Services – Educational Technology Services 


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