Accessibility Group Update for February 27, 2013

  • Still pushing ahead with #14045 and 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). ( of custom menus generally. @GrahamArmfield and @lessbloat have agreed to take the lead together on developing prototype solutions.
  • Initial feedback on Twenty Thirteen is now complete. Overall, the response was very positive with the main areas of concern being contrasts and color choices. Hopefully, these can be resolved relatively easily without impacting on the theme’s overall design. Now that Twenty Thirteen is bundled in the nightly downloads, the group should be able to undertake a deeper audit. It was noted, however, that the theme isn’t being installed automatically via the WordPress BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. Tester pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party but currently has to be extracted manually from a download of the nightly build. Not sure if that’s something that needs flagging up…
  • Next areas of focus:
    • Accessibility of the Add Media panel for screen readers users with a view to raising a new TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. ticket
    • Possible issues within the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. comment form output with a view to raising a new Trac ticket