The W3C Drops WordPress from Consideration

September 27, 2020

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Topics: Accessibility, Web standards, WordPress.

Yesterday morning, one of my fellow WP Accessibility Day organizers pinged me with the message that they hoped that Studio 24’s decision to drop WordPress because of accessibility flaws would lead to a new version of WP focused on accessibility improvements. My first reaction, predictably enough, was: Who is Studio 24, and why should I care? Because, frankly, I saw that comment and had no idea what it was about or why I should care. On exploring the topic, and […]

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My Calendar 3.2.0 & My Calendar Pro 2.0.0 Released

June 21, 2020

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Topics: Plugins, WordPress.

It’s a big release day for My Calendar! A simultaneous release of the next major version of My Calendar and the next major version of My Calendar Pro. The free updates to My Calendar include major rewrites to how time & dates are stored and calculated. This will make working with time zones considerably easier, as there will always be a UTC-centered version of the date available for your events. This change, which should be largely invisible, is possibly the […]

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Reminder: Accessibility can’t be solved automatically

June 9, 2020

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

The other day, Mike Gifford shared a post from Small Business Trends that talked about how free accessibility plugins cause problems for small business, in which my plug-in WP Accessibility was cited. In that message, he expressed that he was sorry to see my plug-in lumped in with other shady web site accessibility toolbars. But, in all honesty, I’m OK with that. WP Accessibility is definitely different from most of these other so-called accessibility toolbars, in that I’ve worked hard […]

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My Calendar 3.2.0 Beta

February 18, 2020

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Topics: WordPress.

The next major release of My Calendar is in beta, and I’d appreciate any testing of the beta possible! There are new major new features in this release – it’s focused primarily on updating to conform to the latest version of the WordPress PHP (Hypertext PreProcessing) ruleset. One of the key changes includes some significant changes to how dates and times are displayed – this should help resolve some problems relating to timezones, but definitely needs some significant testing to […]

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Thursday, September 27th, 2012

July 9, 2019

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

On Thursday, September 27th, 2012, I wrote this email to the WordPress theme reviewers email list (which is now defunct.) So, this is my first post to the theme-reviewers list, so I hope I’m proposing this in the best possible place. I’ve been in a number of discussions with people in the Accessibility and the WordPress communities about the need to improve accessibility in WordPress themes — or, more specifically, improve the ability to locate accessible WordPress themes which have […]

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