WordCamp Websites and Accessibility

Howdy, 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) team! Currently, WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. websites are not reliably accessible across the board, which is sad-making. We want to change this; can you help?

First, we’d like to make sure that the themes we make available for WordCamp organizing teams to customize with CSS are all accessible. The themes available for WordCamps to customize are:

Twenty Ten
Twenty Eleven
Twenty Twelve
Twenty Thirteen
Twenty Fourteen
WordCamp Base
WordCamp Base Redux

Can you tell us which of the above themes have accessibility issues, so we can make (or submit patches for) those fixes?

Second, we’d like to create a guide of baselines for CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. accessibility (contrast, etc) so organizers can know what expectations we have for official sites.

If you’re available and interested in helping WordCamp websites become more accessible, we’re incredibly grateful for your help.

#accessibility, #wordcamp