Theme Review Accessibility Guidelines Update

In anticipation of WordPress 4.0, I’ve been working on revising the Theme Review 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). ( guidelines. With the release of WordPress 4.0, the theme review accessibility guidelines will no longer be considered “draft” guidelines.

My goal is two fold: first, to make them easier to understand by adding examples, and second, to reorganize them so that the most commonly encountered issues in themes are listed first.

Additionally, I’m adding a section for “recommended” guidelines.

Please review the draft of the updates and make comments on this post. Thanks!