In case you haven’t been around for the past few months, this year is a major year for WordPress and accessibility.  Many of the contributing developers are pushing for improvements across the WordPress ecosystem and a few are even doing things about it.

Someone you should know

If you don’t know Carrie Dils, or at least follow her on Twitter, stop reading this and go follow her.  I’ll wait.

I met Carrie on Twitter after signing up to go to WordCamp Austin 2014 and following a bunch of the attendees on Twitter.  We then connected as I asked how I could get involved in organizing WordCamp DFW and she was on the organizing team.  Carrie is friendly, smart and knows every person in the world. Or almost.

In all seriousness, Carrie is a very talented Genesis and WordPress developer who has spoken at several WordCamps, is highly involved in the community and hosts the Genesis Office Hours podcast every week answering your question about Genesis, WordPress and life.

Accessible WordPress Theme

A couple weeks ago Carrie released Utility Pro, a Genesis Child Theme that is both beautiful and accessible.  Not only that but it features language support, mobile-first design and development and meets Level AA requirements included in the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

This theme has some great features and has a beautiful, functional design.  The code is solid and well structured and provides a great foundation to building a great looking site.

If you are looking for a clean, accessible, beautiful looking WordPress theme to build a business site, blog, or anything else, I cannot highly enough recommend Utility Pro by Carrie Dils.

***I am NOT receiving any sort of affiliate commission for this post or any of the links to Utility Pro.  I actually purchased Carrie’s theme myself because I so highly believe in her work.  Just sayin.