I certainly don’t go out of my way to follow the topic of accessibility, though I do think about it occasionally. It’s apparently bubbling up more frequently as something in need of some dire attention on both the web and in real life.
I ran across three different pleas in less than the span of an hour, so it’s something I’ll commend to everyone’s attention. Rachel’s tweet has some nice linked resources. I’ll have to take a closer look at what I can do to better support these ideas myself.
I’m glad that WordPress.org has a feature filter checkbox for “accessibility ready” on their themes page, but they should begin using that flag to filter out those which aren’t and just not showing them. It would be nice to have that type of functionality to be able to sort plugins by as well, or to leverage plugins to support it against the threat of being de-listed.
Going forward, I’ll only implement or recommend themes/plugins that are accessible or show me they’re working on it.
I’ll even help and create PRs.
If we’re going to power 30% of the Internet, we have a responsibility to build a better web.
— Rachel Cherry (@bamadesigner) December 18, 2017
I highly recommend these two additional articles I saw that touch upon two different areas:
Excluded from Confoo Speaker Dinner: What Happened and How it Made Me Feel by Nicolas Steenhout