[theme-reviewers] Accessibility Auditing of themes progress

Vicky Arulsingam vicky.arulsingam at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 06:20:35 UTC 2012

Great job Joe!

I don't have any objections to the outlined process flow but a real life
example of all the things we need to be on the look out for would be great.

Regarding the color contrast, is it okay to use this tool:


On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 5:12 AM, 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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