New wA11y Plugin Scans WordPress Sites for Accessibility Issues

Last week WordPress plugin developer Rachel Carden released wA11y, a new plugin that offers comprehensive feedback on web accessibility issues. wA11y was created to provide a toolbox of resources for site owners and currently includes support for two well known web accessibility evaluation tools: Tota11y and WAVE. “You know that (more…)

Udacity Launches Free Web Accessibility Course Built by Google

Udacity, an online education site, has launched a free web accessibility course built by Google. The site previously provided university-style courses, but is now focusing on its “Nanodegree programs,” offering courses and tracks created in partnership with industry leaders. The new “Web Accessibility: Developing with Empathy” course lasts for approximately (more…) Support Forums Adds Accessibility Section

Earlier this year, the WordPress project made a huge move by adopting accessibility coding standards for new and updated code. If you’re struggling to meet WCAG 2.0 guidelines in your WordPress projects and need help, check out the new Accessibility section in the support forums. Amanda Rush, who helps (more…)

Font Awesome 4.6.0 Adds New Accessibility Icons Category

Font Awesome creator Dave Gandy announced the release of version 4.6.0 this week. The open source vector icon collection is used on approximately 60 million websites, including high profile sites like,, and Additionally, more than 300 plugins on and dozens of themes use Font Awesome in (more…)

WordPress Contributor Rian Rietveld Wins Heroes of Accessibility Award

The 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference was held in San Diego, California, last week. Every year thousands of attendees gather to share knowledge and best practices for technology that removes barriers for people with disabilities. This year Rian Rietveld was recognized by for her accessibility (more…)