So you are interested in using the amazing Genesis Framework for your WordPress site?
I can’t blame ya. After several years of experimenting with WordPress and all kinds of ideas and solutions, I am starting to find myself leaning towards Genesis Framework for a few reasons.
What is a Genesis Genius?
At first, I thought it was the influence of one too many Guinness beers. As it turns out, the spelling is wrong. So much for being a Genius. (I have to admit the Irish in me thinks Guinness Genius is a brilliant title.)
Disclaimer: I am not an expert.
I am just an average, simple blogger who has one goal in mind.
To ensure my Genesis Framework website is accessible to everyone.
I am going to make mistakes along the way. These mistakes will create the opportunity to learn more about WordPress and Genesis Framework. By discovering these mistakes, and learning how to fix them, I am able to improve your experience on this site.
There are experts and professionals who develop, design, and code websites for a living. It might be obvious but I am not one of those people. This site has been mashed together with various solutions provided by these folks.
Here are a few of these folks I discovered along the way.
There are a few more folks that are not on the list. It is these folks I found myself returning to more often than not for a solution. All of these folks have become very successful in their abilties to provide solutions for themes using the Genesis Framework.
Accessibility, Genesis Framework, and WordPress
There is no doubt that the Internet is a mess. We humans fowled it up from the beginning by not thinking about accessibility first. Slowly but quietly and surely enough, Genesis Framework and WordPress have been fixing their mistakes to become more accessible.
This is in a large part due to a lady by the name Rian Rietveld.
In fact, one of her earlier WordPress themes became the standard for the Genesis Sample theme which this website is based on, Genesis Accessible,
However, one cannot just plug and play and hope to get away with being barely accessible. That’s where I come into the picture and take this website further. It is simple math.
If we are not 100 percent accessible, we are not 100 percent accessible.
Share What Works
Over time, I noticed that if we share what works, the more accessible we become.
In fact, one of my peer bloggers asked me about how I allow my readers to toggle color contrast and resize the text with a plugin, WP Accessibility.
Again, as mentioned before, we can’t just plug and play and hope to get away with it. WP Accessibility is a great starting point. Over time, I discovered solutions that removed the waiting time for progress. By implementing these solutions, I began moving closer to the primary goal for this website.
It was not long before I started getting questions about other accessible features which turns out to be outside the scope of Genesis Framework and WordPress.
The goal for these type of posts is to focus on relevant information that makes Genesis Framework and WordPress more accessible. Anything else beyond that is immaterial to me.