Accessibility Team Update: September 18

Cynthia Waddell smiling in front of shelves with law books.

Cynthia Waddell

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 Final Draft

“Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible.” Cynthia Waddell

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.

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


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Projects To Be Followed

During the remainder of the meeting we discussed the projects we believe should be followed by the WordPress Accessibility Team. We agreed that we have too few people on the team to follow all these projects, but we compiled the following list.

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