Work starting on WordPress 3.5 – Now is the time to raise those accessibility tickets.
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I’ve read in a WordPress update this morning that the release of WordPress 3.5 has been pencilled in for early December 2012. The work stack for this release is coalescing now so I think it’s important to get as many accessibility related tickets into the WordPress Trac system as possible, and to bump up and comment on the ones that are still open but have been forgotten about for months/years.
After my presentation to WordCamp UK last weekend (July 15th) there already seems to have been some movement on the ones that I have raised and a couple of the old ones that I’ve commented on.
Is accessibility taken seriously?
Now I know some of you may well have had poor experiences in the past trying to get accessibility issues within WordPress taken seriously and corrected, and I myself have experienced some of that around the start of 3.4. But when I demonstrated to nearly 150 WordPress developers a selection of the accessibility issues – especially in the sparkly new areas like Theme Customizer and Custom Menus – it really seemed to generate a bit of steam.
Maybe I’m being ridiculously optimistic and maybe the planets aren’t really in alignment but I want to have a go. But I can’t do it all on my own – I need your help and perspective on the issues.
Raising a ticket
If you’re unsure how to raise a WordPress Trac ticket the please see Raising a WordPress Trac Ticket for Accessibility Issues that I posted the other day.
Please could you have a go? The right time is now whilst things are still fluid for 3.5.
Some other WordPress posts
- Video: How Do I Know My WordPress Website is Accessible? - Mar 5th, 2014
- My Next Presentation at WordPress London - Jan 30th, 2014
- Specification for an accessible video/media player - Jan 13th, 2014
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