Lone Rock Point makes public sector solutions with WordPress that are out of this world, and we’re excited to welcome them as a 2023 sponsor of WordPress Accessibility Day.

About Lone Rock Point

Driven by a deep understanding of the public sector’s opportunities and challenges, Lone Rock Point strives to create websites that harness the power of storytelling to deliver tangible, measurable results. The websites they create benefit citizens and stakeholders alike.

Established in 2016, Lone Rock Point is a dedicated, detail-obsessed team of experts with a user-first approach. Their team has been leading the way in digital strategies and capabilities since the dot-com wave. They value collaboration, innovation, and integrity above all else, and collectively they have over 12 years of experience working with some of the nation’s most notable Public Sector organizations.

Lone Rock Point + NASA

This year, Lone Rock Point was proud to announce the launch of the beta version of the new NASA.gov website, which they built with WordPress.

Home page of the NASA beta site.

J.J. Toothman, President at Lone Rock Point, recently gave the keynote talk at WordCamp US 2023 along with Abby Bowman of NASA. The presentation discussed their approach to building a modern website for NASA in WordPress.

You can watch the replay, For All Userkind: NASA Web Modernization and WordPress, on YouTube.

How Lone Rock Point Supports Accessibility

The Lone Rock Point team supports web accessibility initiatives through their custom website projects, sponsoring events like WordPress Accessibility Day, and recently started developing an accessibility-ready theme for the public sector.

The web is for everyone. WordPress is everyone. As the leading CMS behind 40% of the web and a sprawling ecosystem of resources worldwide, its critical for the community to value, evangelize, and practice accessibility at every level.

J.J. Toothman

CivicPress: An Accessible Theme for the Public Sector

CivicPress is Lone Rock Point’s WordPress theme integrated with the US Web Design System.

The theme is Gutenberg and full site editing ready. It provides a foundation that aids developers building websites for government entities in ensuring the websites they build are compliant with the United States government’s design standards for consistency, accessibility, and user experience. CivicPress allows developers to effortlessly create visually cohesive and accessible websites, amplify engagement, and build trust with the public.

CivicPress is not yet available for use, but you can give the alpha version a try now.

In the next few months, the theme will undergo a full accessibility audit before its final release. Lone Rock Point is also interested in bundling CivicPress with Accessibility Checker. They believe this combination will help federal government agencies meet the goals of the Integrated Digital Experience Act.

Commitment to Ongoing Accessibility Training

As an organization committed to accessibility, Lone Rock Point believes accessibility training is an ongoing practice.

The Lone Rock team – from developers to content creators – use Accessibility Checker Pro from Equalize Digital to receive in-WordPress feedback as they build websites.

Lone Rock Point also brings in resources to provide ongoing accessibility training for developers. They work to include accessibility as early in the process as they can because it is important to mitigate accessibility concerns before content is published.

Including Accessibility in Projects

Lone Rock’s web modernization strategic solutions help public sector organizations create pragmatic roadmaps to deliver on the goals of the Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA). The team is proud to help organizations optimize their approach to maximizing the power of the web, and this includes providing accessibility guidance.

Learn more about Lone Rock Point or contact them on their website.