There’s been a lot of chatter recently at the Make WordPress Accessible blog. Of specific interest to me are:
- The issue of whether Accessibility will be folded into another team. I’m very much against this and I’m not alone; however, the fact is that as a team Accessibility is not really performing. It’s a priority, but it’s a multifaceted one that requires not only people familiar with core WordPress functionality and design, but users with special needs who can help troubleshoot issues and provide input on necessary features. Which brings me to . . .
- The need for more persons using adaptive technology to provide input. You don’t need to have any technical knowledge or even be a seasoned WordPress user, but if you have any feedback whatsoever on using WordPress with any adaptive needs we desperately want to hear from you. We’d gladly welcome you to the Accessibility team, but you can just as easily fill out this contact form to alert us to your needs and/or desires for WordPress.
I wish I had the time to get further into this, but alas I am practically running out the door so it will have to keep for the time being.