Accessibility Group Update

3.6 Post Formats

Both the video and audio post formats proposed for 3.6 could benefit from an ability add links to captions (for videos) or transcripts (for audio files). However, as Post Formats might be removed from 3.6, we have shelved futher investigation for the time being.

MP6 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

Members of the group are now looking for possible 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). ( issues via MP6 with a view to helping to remove any problems in 3.7’s interface before they become too deeply embedded.


We’ve been asked to provide feedback on the front end of the GlotPress site and to highlight any areas where accessibility could be improved. The final details for this project will be drawn up over the next few weeks.

Theme Accessibility Auditing

We are almost ready to begin some practical testing of the Theme Accessibility Audit.


We are still looking to develop a series of videos demonstrating disabled volunteers navigating around WordPress sites & now have a 50 minute video demonstrating a screen sharing session with a user of Dragon Naturally Speaking navigating around his own An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. site. Over the next month or so, this will hopefully be published as a series of smaller videos with captions.

Extending Pan-Accessibility

Much of the previous accessibility work within WordPress has been focused on visually-impaired screen readers users. Ideally, accessibility improvements (and feedback) need to adopt a more pan-disability approach. We are now actively appealing for users of other forms of assistive technologyAssistive technology Assistive 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. to become involved.