1. Amanda Rush

    Actually, everyone on the accessibility team is volunteering their time outside of work. And it’s definitely more than five percent. :)


  2. Amanda Rush

    Thanks Jeff. There is actually one Automattic employee on the a11y team, but that employee isn’t specifically volunteered by Automattic to work on accessibility. Yeah, that probably adds more confusion to the issue.


  3. Derek

    This is awesome news. Some theme creators I know are updating there old themes to be more Accessibility friendly and there new ones. Every designer should do this including custom designs they create. This new section will help these developers craft there skills or find solutions to issues they are having

    I can draw a nice stick figure in PAINT and not a designer for sure. lol

    Before I log off for a few hours right now. I’m going to mention this news to my social media followers. Bye for now.


  4. fwolf

    I personally never saw “accessibility” as being a separate part of the design process, so I’m kinda puzzled about all the “on-going effort” and kinda hype of this topic.

    In an ideal world, nobody would to have point out that eg. “light grey text on white background” is rather unreadable, both on crappy, oversaturated notebook screens and for folks with bad eyesight. Also nobody would have to run around and invent stuff like ARIA-labels. Sadly, we dont live in an ideal world ..

    So its a good thing to point folks to, esp. when it comes to stuff like “why would we need THAT?! That makes my site look less cool!” *stomps around the room like Rumpelstiltskin*
    Thus, looking forward to not having to repeat myself over and over again :)

    cu, w0lf.


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