(Cross-posted from Make/Accessibility)
Following the example from development on the WordPress Editor, the accessibility 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 is going to start posting our goals in wish list format. If you have an accessibility goal you’d like to see the team pursue on WordPress core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., add it in a comment and let us know!
Current Accessibility Goals
- Color Contrast: coordinate with the Design team to finish the colors. See #31713, #35659, #35596, #35622. (@afercia)
- Settings API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.: collaborate with the team working on the Fields API to make sure they’re fabulously accessible. See #18801 for history, Fields API development (@joedolson, @afercia)
- Uniform Search: Work to address the numerous different search interfaces within the WordPress admin (and super admin) so they offer the same experience through the admin. See #31818. (@cheffheid)
- Develop libraries for Accessible Tabs & Accessible Modals
- Accessible Video: improve the user interface and meta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. data relationships for captions & subtitles to make accessible video easier to manage. See #31177. (@rianrietveld)
- Accessible Media Grid
- Review usage of target=”_blank” in the admin. See #23432. (@trishasalas)
- Finish headings improvements: remove controls from headings. See #26601. (@trishasalas)
- start accessibility work on Select2. See issue 3744 on Select2. (@afercia)
- Finish working on an accessible Tag Cloud Widget 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.. See #35566.