The AccessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (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 provides accessibility expertise across the project to improve the accessibility of WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and resources.
This guide is intended to help you get started at a contributor dayContributor DayContributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.. If you need any help, talk to the contributor day organizer, or ask your question in the #accessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (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) channel on Slack.
Improve the accessibility of WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., the bundled themes and WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/
Teach designers, developers and content writers about web accessibility
Developers and designers who know how to contribute to core and want to take up, test, or discuss issues
Designers who want to help in discussions about making things beautiful and also accessible
Accessibility testers to help find new issues, test fixes, and discuss solutions
You can work at the accessibility table or at the core, themes or design tables. Accessibility touches many aspects of the project. All designers, developers and testers are welcome to pick up the task that fits them.
In the WordPress Slack channel #accessibility you can ask for work with priority or for help with choosing a task. The time needed for a task depends on the complexity of the issue. But testing a patch or fix, confirming a bug, or adding ideas is also useful and usually quicker.
GutenbergGutenbergThe Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ is the new text editor for WordPress and it’s still in development. Gutenberg still needs a lot of accessibility improvements. Issues you can work on as a developer or designer are on the Gutenberg GitHub repo labeled with “Accessibility”.
If you know your way with assistive technologyAssistive technologyAssistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology like a screen reader of can navigate with keyboard only, testing Gutenberg is also very valuable. At the moment you can install it as the plugin Gutenberg. Please read the page Gutenberg Accessibility Testing on how to do the testing best.
Accessibility issues of the website wordpress.org are listed in the meta trac, work on those tickets is appreciated.
WordPress.org is enormous, and there are always items that haven’t been tested yet. A good accessibility review on wordpress.org is still needed. If you’re an accessibility tester, please take a look at the site and it’s functionality and report any issues you find.