I’m releasing an update to My Calendar today as part of a coordinated security release affecting dozens of major plug-ins in the WordPress.org repository. If you’re currently running any version in the 2.3.x branch of My Calendar, your site is vulnerable. If you’re on an older version of My Calendar, you are not vulnerable to this security issue, but you may be vulnerable to a security issue I fixed in version 2.3.10. My recommendation is that all users should upgrade […]Continue reading “Important: Security Fix for My Calendar” »
TL;DR Yes. Yes, they are. Although the HTML5 specifications include a special case where the
alt attribute can be omitted and still be conformant HTML5, this certainly doesn’t apply to any image you add to a page.
altattributes required? Always?” »
I released an update to WP Accessibility today, that adds some limited enforcement on alt attributes for images. It’s not as sophisticated as I’d like it to be, but it’s a start. This includes five separate pieces: In the media manager, images include an indication that shows whether they have an alt text set or have been marked as decorative. If neither is true, it shows a link that points directly to the alt attribute field for editing. In the […]Continue reading “WP Accessibility Update:
Or maybe not. Don’t get me wrong – adding semantics is a good thing. But what’s better is adding the right semantics. This post is coming from a conversation I recently had discussing an issue about how WordPress should display a set of radio buttons. The proposal was to take the current format (radio buttons separated with break elements) and reformat them using list items. Awesome! More semantics! But let’s take a closer look at that. When you wrap content […]Continue reading “Dude! Let’s improve things by adding more semantics!” »
This morning, I had a conversation that highlighted for me one of the challenges WordPress faces in shaking off the label “not accessible”. It was a conversation with a large university system that was considering deploying WordPress as a resource for faculty blogs, within the institutional requirements that the site had to comply with WCAG 2.0 at level AA. They’d had the test installation reviewed by an expert blind user with JAWS, who had come back with a number of […]Continue reading “WordPress & Accessibility: Just where is the problem?” »