Last week’s meeting focused almost entirely on developing a global 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) statement for WordPress. It was decided that the statement should be broad in nature, and that it will generally support accessibility with links to more specific information maintained by the WordPress accessibility team.
The voluntary accessibility theme check process was mentioned, that process is nearly ready to launch. Theme developers who have accessible themes and want to go through the process will be given a tag of #accessible-ready if the theme passes the accessibility checks.
Much thanks to Mel Pedley @esmi for her guidance and leadership as team representative for the past 18 months. I will now serve as team representative.
You can also contact us with words of encouragement or feedback on Twitter @WPAccessibility.