[theme-reviewers] Accessibility Auditing of themes progress

Kirk Wight kwight at kwight.ca
Tue Oct 23 23:54:26 UTC 2012

Great job Joe, very detailed and specific.

Can you post an example/download of a theme that would meet all of these
requirements, if you know of one? I have a hard time imagining how various
sections would be implemented (Link Text, Keyboard Navigation and Skip
Links are my first questions marks). Seeing actual code would really help
imagining the work that would be involved in reviewing a theme of this

Thanks for all of your work!

On 23 October 2012 17:12, Joe Dolson <design at joedolson.com> wrote:

> So, my last message on this fell silently to the earth...so, here goes
> again.
> Mel and I have worked on a basic theme audit document with the
> requirements for being approved
> for an accessibility related tag. That document can be seen here, in draft
> form.
> http://make.wordpress.org/accessibility/theme-accessibility-audit-draft-proposal/
> Obviously, some questions require resolution from this group to be
> able to finalize the document.
> The specific next steps seem to be:
> 1) Reach consensus that these audit guidelines are acceptable and
> achievable.
> 2) Determine the text of the tag -- I'd suggest 'accessibility-ready'
> is a good one; but I'm open-minded.
> 3) Update Tag Filter
> Best,
> Joe
> =======
> Review: Chip's steps to implementation:
> 1) Clearly defined requirements, ideally listed somewhere in the Codex
> 2) Updated Tag Filter
> 3) Identify accessibility guidelines that can be evaluated
> programmatically via Theme-Check where possible
> 4) Identify accessibility guidelines that can be incorporated into the
> Theme Unit Test Data where possible
> 5) Identify accessibility guidelines that can only be verified by a live
> person
> 6) Set up Theme-Trac workflow to shunt Themes using the Accessibility
> tags into a separate queue
> 7) Volunteers to review Themes in the Accessibility queue in Theme-Trac
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