Coolfields Consulting Archive for the ‘Accessibility’ Category

WordPress 3.5 Accessibility Update – November 2012

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In summer 2012 I presented to WordCamp UK about WordPress and Web Accessibility and flagged many accessibility deficiencies in the admin screens. But what has actually happened since then, and what changes are in the upcoming release of WordPress 3.5?

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Work starting on WordPress 3.5 – Now is the time to raise those accessibility tickets.

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The release of WordPress 3.5 has been pencilled in for early December 2012. The contents of WordPress 3.5 are being decided now – so now is the time to flag up the outstanding accessibility issues within WordPress – front and back end.

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WordPress and Web Accessibility: Why It’s Important – WordCamp UK 2012

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A brief summary of my presentation to the annual WordCamp UK event – covering aspects of accessibility and how it relates to WordPress. Can WordPress be used to create an accessible website? And what about the accessibility of the WordPress Admin screens.

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Raising a WordPress Trac Ticket for Accessibility Issues

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How to go about raising a WordPress Trac Ticket for reporting accessibility (or other) issues with WordPress back end. WordPress developers may not know about or fully understand these issues and could use our help to point them out and solve them.

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WordPress Admin Menu Accessibility Plugin Version 0.1

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This post focusses on a WordPress plugin that I’ve created that takes some small steps to help with the accessibility of the WordPress admin screens.

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Harnessing Themes, Plugins and Features to Make WordPress More Accessible

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On Thursday 12th April 2012 I gave a presentation to HCID2012 on the impact of themes, plugins and content on the accessibility of a WordPress site. I also spent some time looking at the accessibility of the WordPress admin screens.

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Website In 1 Day is Launched

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Website In 1 Day is new collaborative hands-on training course which can help businesses build their own usable website in just one day. Harness the flexibility and power of WordPress to get online quickly.

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‘Fix The Web’ In Struggle For Survival

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The Fix the Web initiative is struggling for funding.

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Specification for an Accessible Lightbox

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Lightbox or pop-up panel functionality is very popular on sites these days – however most lightboxes are not accessible. This post proposes a specification for an accessible lightbox.

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WordPress and Accessibility – a11yLDNmeetup December 1st 2011

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Here is my ‘script’ from a lightning talk I gave to the inaugural a11yLDNmeetup in London on 1st December 2011.

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