CodeGeek is a multi-year sponsor of WordPress Accessibility Day. The agency specializes in custom website and web app design and development and is a long-time supporter of accessibility on the web.

About CodeGeek

Whether face to face or on the web, CodeGeek believes in relationships first and helping people be the best they can be. CodeGeek does this every day by:

  • Establishing long-term relationships with their clients and teammates.
  • Crafting high-quality code that they can all be proud of.
  • Helping make the web a more accessible place — for everyone.

CodeGeek has a saying, “Your Vision. Our Talent. One Team.”

When you partner with CodeGeek, we become an extension of your team. CodeGeek will embrace your vision, pool our talents, and turn that vision into reality—together.

Ron Zasadzinski, CodeGeek Founder & CEO

Why CodeGeek Supports WordPress Accessibility Day

Deciding to become a WordPress Accessibility Day sponsor again was one of the CodeGeek team’s easiest decisions all year!

That’s because CodeGeek believes that the web should be accessible for everyone. They believe in supporting the larger web community effort to keep making progress on web accessiblity, which is one of their core values.

When we asked CodeGeek what kept them coming back as a sponsor, they also said that another key factor was the incredibly high quality of WordPress Accessibility Day itself. In past years, the Geeks watched many of the sessions, and the caliber of the presentations keeps blowing them away.

As a team, it’s important for CodeGeek to support web accessibility education continually, and past experiences at WordPress Accessibility Day made them excited to be an active part of this event again.

Recent Accessibility Initiatives at CodeGeek

CodeGeek rebuilt their website from the ground up in 2021, with accessibility being top of mind. Since the initial launch, they’ve continued to tweak their website to make it as accessible as possible. Most notably, they have focused on these two efforts:

  1. CodeGeek installed the Equalize Digital Accessibility Checker plugin to help identify (and resolve) even more accessibility issues. This checker helps them to keep accessibility top of mind as they add new site content.
  2. They also fixed a few color contrast issues on the site. Previously, they had some lighter green and yellow background elements with white heading texts, but these weren’t as readable as they could be. So, they made adjustments to the website’s color palette to pass contrast requirements.

Their ongoing goal is to continually work to maintain and improve the accessibility of their own website so that anyone who visits has a wonderful experience.

CodeGeek’s Accessibility Offerings

Web accessibility is one of the services CodeGeek offers to all its clients, whether it’s to perform a web accessibility audit on a current site, build a new website that is accessible from the start, or implement an ongoing monthly accessibility auditing and remediation plan.

Accessibility Services for Existing Websites

If you have an existing website, CodeGeek has three services:

  • Website Spot Check – The custom Website Spot Check report is like a checkup at your doctor’s office, and it provides a high-level overview of your website’s health, including your site’s accessibility rating.
  • Accessibility Review – Every site can improve on accessibility. By completing an initial Accessibility Review with the Geeks, you can dive deeper into your site and recommend specific accessibility enhancements.
  • Monthly Accessibility Plans (MAP) – Through monthly accessibility audits and fixes, they can map out a course so that your website is as accessible as possible—for everyone. In contrast to a one-off accessibility review, our monthly accessibility plans truly do make a bigger (and faster) difference in improving the accessibility of your website.

Build a New Accessible Website

If you’re building a new site, CodeGeek will build in accessibility from the get-go. How it works:

  1. Discovery: Before anyone gets started, they run a variety of tests to understand the specific enhancements that can be made to your site to make it more accessible.
  2. Design: Through the design process, they implement as many Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as possible into your website.
  3. Development: When the site goes into development, they use automated and empirical testing methods to verify that your site is functioning properly and in accordance with as many WCAG guidelines as possible.
  4. Content: Before launching your website, they will help you understand what makes your website content accessible.
  5. Post-launch support: After launching your site, CodeGeek offers Monthly Accessibility Plans to help you remain confident that your site is as accessible as possible.

In addition, the team of Geeks developed (and continues to improve upon) two web products that they built—again with accessibility being top of mind:

  • CodeGeek Blocks plugin for WordPress
  • CodeGeek Theme for WordPress

This means that new websites built by CodeGeek start out with clean accessibility audits!

Resources from CodeGeek on Accessibility

Ready to make the web a better place or want to learn more about CodeGeek? Visit the CodeGeek website.