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 CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site..
  • Headings explicitly states that post and widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. 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 accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility).

Your comments are welcome.