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WordPress, state of the Accessibility

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Presentation for WordCamp Europe 2016 in Vienna.
View it on WordPress TV:: http://wordpress.tv/2016/06/30/rian-rietveld-wordpress-state-of-the-accessibility/
Corresponding blogpost with text and links at http://www.rianrietveld.com/2016/05/wceu16/

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WordPress, state of the Accessibility

  1. 1. Wappu #a11y
  2. 2. WordPress State of the Accessibility WordCamp Europe 2016
  3. 3. Text & links rianrietveld.com/wceu16
  4. 4. So, how accessible is WordPress?
  5. 5. Well, it depends…
  6. 6. A lot is pretty good!
  7. 7. Frontend
  8. 8. Basic content management
  9. 9. TO DO
  10. 10. TO DO: Legacy code
  11. 11. TO DO: Consistency
  12. 12. Consistency: Search posts
  13. 13. Consistency: Search themes
  14. 14. Consistency: Search plugins
  15. 15. TO DO: Accessibility-ready reviews
  16. 16. Eva Westerhoff @evawesterhoff
  17. 17. Goodmorning WordCamp Europe I hope you have lots of fun in Vienna Eva Westerhoff @evawesterhoff
  18. 18. Subtitles in WordPress.tv On May 18th there were 4648 videos on WordPress.tv, of which 246 have subtitles. That’s 5%
  19. 19. This is a work in progress
  20. 20. Rebuild from scratch?
  21. 21. Media!
  22. 22. JavaScript is not the enemy
  23. 23. Milestones 2015 - 2016
  24. 24. “All new or updated code released into WordPress core and bundled themes must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.”
  25. 25. EU logo
  26. 26. • Accessibility handbook • Code patterns on GitHub • JS method wp.a11y.speak() • Accessibility forum • Test team Help is on the way:
  27. 27. Meet the test team!
  28. 28. 3 tips to improve your code • Use one H1 per page • Check for colour contrast • Keyboard test
  29. 29. Where are we now?
  30. 30. Contributor days & Meetups
  31. 31. While you are learning JavaScript deeply, learn accessibility deeply too!
  32. 32. Text & links rianrietveld.com/wceu16 @rianrietveld
  33. 33. Image credits Children at school by Lucélia Ribeiro, 
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/lupuca/ Emoijs from http://emojione.com Old Garage and mess by Moyan Brenn
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/ Lonely departure (Explored) by Cyril
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/cilou101/ Test team: images provided by the testers themselves

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