Hello, are you interested in joining the Make WordPress Accessible team? Or are you just interested in finding out what we’re up to?

This page explains a bit about what the team does, and how you can help by getting involved.

Who are we?

The Make WordPress Accessible team are volunteers who are working to ensure the continued improvement of accessibility within WordPress – both with the themes that power all WordPress websites, and within the admin screens used by site administrators.

Our team becomes stronger with every new person who gets involved – so won’t you join us?

Contrary to what some people think we’re not all techies, and we feel that everyone who is connected with accessibility has something useful to contribute. We’re especially keen to hear from people who are regular users of assistive technology (AT) as your perspectives can be especially valuable when we need to test out some accessibility fixes that have been applied to WordPress.

Each new version of WordPress brings accessibility improvements. The more debate and testing we can do, the faster that rate of change can be.

How do I get in touch?

We have a number of communication channels where you can reach out to us and contribute your thoughts and ideas. Choose the one that works best for you.

  • This blog contains posts and thoughts from our members on accessibility issues that we’re looking at. WordPress developers also post points and questions here too. To reply to the posts you’ll need to log on to wordpress.org first. If you don’t have a wordpress.org username you can get one via the WordPress Support page and Register there.
  • The best way to contact us is in the Slack #accessibility channel. We have a weekly online meeting in the #accessibility channel on Slack every Monday at 18:00 UTC where we share news and ideas in real-time. Everyone is welcome to contribute to this. Please read the information about joining Slack.
  • And if you’re a Twitter user you can contact us via the @WPAccessibility account.

We hope to hear from you soon. Come and help make WordPress more accessible for everyone. And if you’ve got some ideas about how we could better reach out to people, we’d love to hear those too.