Updated Theme Review Guidelines

I’ve updated the Theme Review guidelines for Accessibility again. This update takes into a consideration a number of suggestions and questions from Chip Bennett regarding the understanding of issues and how to resolve them.

Among the changes:

  • Images now state that decorative images must be included with CSS.
  • Headings explicitly states that post and widget titles must be wrapped in headings, to draw the ‘reasonable headings’ guidelines into a context explicitly relevant to WordPress structure as defined by a theme.
  • Link text provides specific techniques for accomplishing the goal.
  • Keyboard navigation provides guidance on testing and specific mention of one of the most common failures for dropdown menus.
  • Contrast references tools for testing.
  • Skip links defines a conforming skip link.
  • Forms defines specific changes that can be made to defaults that would break accessibility.

Your comments are welcome.