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

Berardi, Richard rberardi at georgian.edu
Tue Sep 10 19:09:09 UTC 2019

Hello David,
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.

Richard Berardi
Web Administrator
Marketing & Communications
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
p: 732-987-2469<tel:732-987-2469>
e: rberardi at georgian.edu<mailto:rberardi at georgian.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:



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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