Accessibility Wish List for 4.6 and beyond

(Cross-posted from Make/Accessibility)

Following the example from development on the WordPress Editor, the 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 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 coreCore 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 APIAPI 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 makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). 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 adminadmin (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 metaMeta 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 WidgetWidget 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.

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WordPress 4.6: What’s on your wish list?

In the spirit of the existing wish list posts, I’d like know what you have for WordPress 4.6.

  • What are you most interested in seeing in WordPress 4.6 — big, or small?
  • What are your or your users’ biggest pain points?
  • What do you see as the most important UXUX User experience to be solved?
  • Which existing feature should get a “version 2”?

Look forward to hearing from you in the comments! Let’s make.wordpress.org/great-again! 😉

 

The WordPress 4.6 kick-off chat will be next Wednesday, April 20, 2016 20:00 UTC.

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WordPress 4.5: What’s on your Wishlist?

A few weeks ago, I put out an initial call for volunteers for 4.5.

In the spirit of the much-commented @wonderboymusic 4.4 Wishlist post, I’d like to extend the call a bit more.

  • What are you most interested in seeing in WordPress 4.5 — big, or small?
  • What are your or your users’ biggest pain points?
  • What do you see as the most important UXUX User experience or performance low-hanging fruit to be solved?

Look forward to hearing from you in the comments!

The WordPress 4.5 kickoff chat will be next Wednesday, January 6, 2016 16:00 UTC-5.

#4-5, #wishlists