Accessibility Wish List for 4.6 and beyond

(Cross-posted from Make/Accessibility)

Following the example from development on the WordPress Editor, the 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, 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: 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 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 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. See #35566.

#4-6, #a11y, #wishlists

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 UX 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.

#4-6, #wishlists

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 UX 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