On Twitter @WPAccessibility did the honors of announcing the Leiden accessible child theme for the Genesis Framework and the plugin Genesis Accessible. And I’m really proud of that (thanks Joseph).
And as from today the plugin and the child theme are available for review on the GitHub.
So, what’s this then? A theme and a plugin?
For my work as a WordPress programmer I use the Genesis FrameWork. I love it, but it has accessibility issues. With every new site the same code needs to be added while building an accessible child theme.
In an effort to standardize this I came up with a plugin (Genesis Accessible) that fixes the HTML/PHP and a child theme (Leiden) that fixes the CSS.
The idea is that you can use them together, as a out-of-the-box accessible website, or use only the plugin if you have a child theme of your own. A developer also can use Leiden as starting point for her own theme development.
The plugin Genesis Accessible still needs testing and debugging, if you want to help, please do. After testing, the plugin will be posted in the plugin repository on WordPress.org.
The Genesis child theme Leiden will stay available only on the GitHub. Because Genesis is not a free framework, the child theme can’t be posted on WordPress.org.
The theme and plugin are work in progress, if you find accessibility issues please let me know.