WordPress goes WCAG – what does it mean?

March 21, 2016

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

I would love to be able to say that the recent announcement that WordPress has embraced WCAG 2 level AA as a guideline for new code means that WordPress is going to instantly become amazingly accessible. But that wouldn’t be true. In fact, it doesn’t even guarantee that every new bit of code released will actually conform with WCAG AA. What it means is that our principles and our goals are to meet the standards required by the Web Content […]

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WCAG 2 Reaches Recommendation Status

December 11, 2008


Topics: Accessibility, News, Web standards.

It’s been a long time coming, but as of today the standards of accessibility expressed in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are officially updated. A W3C recommendation is the most final state a document can reach in the W3C standards system, and should now be considered the standard document for accessibility, superceding WCAG 1. A W3C Recommendation is a specification or set of guidelines that, after extensive consensus-building, has received the endorsement of W3C Members and the Director. W3C recommends […]

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Testing Color Contrast for WCAG 1 & 2

May 14, 2008


Topics: Accessibility, Web standards.

Use the Color Contrast Spectrum Tester or compare the contrast of two colors. Some time ago, while pondering whether web accessibility posed limitations on design, the thought occurred to me that there are presumably some colors which simply cannot be used for text or text backgrounds in any site. WCAG 1 does not, in fact, provide any specific guidelines concerning color contrast. The formulas commonly used to judge this were specified in Techniques For Accessibility Evaluation And Repair Tools, published […]

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