Meeting September 11, 2013

We edited an 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). ( statement.

At the head of the statement is a quote by Cynthia Waddell: “Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible.”

[Then comes the statement:]

WordPress is founded on the principles of an inclusive community and democratization of publishing. The development of WordPress, based on standards and best practices, offers a constantly improving environment with flexibility and choice. We promise to always work toward creating an environment accessible to as many people as possible, inclusive of technology and ability.

[The statement is followed by resources and contact information.]

Resources are available if you would like to learn more about WordPress accessibility.

We want community involvement and welcome feedback. Your comments help us enhance the accessibility of WordPress.

[Contact us here, and here, etc.]

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