[wp-edu] [EXT]: Ensuring WordPress sites meet accessibility standards?
rberardi at georgian.edu
Tue Sep 10 19:09:09 UTC 2019
I am the web administrator at Georgian Court University<https://georgian.edu/>.
I just went through this, transforming our 800+ page non-accessible site. (3-month development time)
After a few months of research, multiple themes/plugins, etc., I went with the GeneratePress theme, using Elementor for our page builder.
Also, during development, I used the Google Chrome extension “Siteimprove Accessibility Checker”. (University’s need to be AA compliant)
Please let me know if you have any additional, more specific questions.
Marketing & Communications
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
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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:
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.
Senior Solutions Specialist
Tufts Technology Services – Educational Technology Services
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