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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Your Accessibility Toolbar Doesn’t Help

March 19, 2019

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Topics: Accessibility, News, WordPress.

Mr. Borghi said that he was happy to make his gallery‚Äôs website accessible and that he was able to do it with a free widget from WordPress, which added narration, larger fonts and keyboard navigation. But he said he was not sure if that made him fully compliant; the lawsuit against his gallery is still pending. NYTimes.com, 2/18/2019 Mr. Borghi is not certain whether adding this unidentified WordPress plug-in made him fully compliant – but I can readily suggest an […]

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WordPress 5.0 Releases Today. What should you do?

December 6, 2018

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

The hubbub surrounding Gutenberg (soon to be known only as “the block editor”) has been intense since early October. For the purpose of this post, I want to put aside discussion of the process that lead to the release. Instead, I’m going to make my own specific recommendations for what users of WordPress should do. First, this is based on the assumption that you will stay on WordPress. Unless you have a pressing need to change content management systems, I […]

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Plugin Readiness for Gutenberg

December 4, 2018

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Topics: Plugins, WordPress.

WordPress 5.0 is currently scheduled for release on Thursday, December 6th. This date has changed several times already, but I believe that this date will actually happen. The new content editor, Gutenberg, will be included in the release. The user interface has been considered stable for all of 8 days. I’ve talked a fair amount recently about the accessibility of Gutenberg and what the user experience will be like for users of assistive technology – but this post isn’t about […]

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Some Gutenberg Accessibility Clarifications

October 18, 2018

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

Since the publication of the WordPress 5.0 release schedule and the ensuing hubbub about the accessibility of the new Gutenberg editor I’ve seen a lot of materials published in a panic about the future accessibility of WordPress. In that massive amount of content, I’ve noticed a few specific trends that I think need clarification. Before I begin, I want to say that the opinions I’m about to voice are purely my own, and have not been discussed with the WordPress […]

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