[theme-reviewers] Accessible theme issues
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Thu Sep 27 21:03:09 UTC 2012
What you're suggesting isn't possible. The tags that are displayed in
extend are the tags the the author sets in his/her themes stylesheet, they
can only be changed when the author updates the theme.
On Sep 27, 2012 9:21 PM, "Joe Dolson" <design at joedolson.com> wrote:
> I'm actually not recommending any approve/unapprove consideration due
> to accessibility; I'm actually recommending a completely separate
> process from theme review, which would provide access to modify tags
> within the theme repository according to accessibility issues.
> Since there is no existing theme review group with an access along
> those lines, I'm proposing this within the theme review group due to
> necessity - the make.accessibility group would be appropriate, but
> does not have any ability to effect anything within the theme
> Thanks for responding!
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Edward Caissie
> <edward.caissie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Although the idea of addressing "accessibility" has its merits, the Theme
> > Review Team has no access to add, delete, or modify tags a theme author
> > chooses to use. The WPTRT reviewers should expect to validate the tags
> > applied are correct, but on their own it would be a tough call to
> > not-approve on a theme tag error by itself.
> > Cais.
> > On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Joe Dolson <design at joedolson.com>
> >> So, this is my first post to the theme-reviewers list, so I hope I'm
> >> proposing this in the best possible place.
> >> I've been in a number of discussions with people in the Accessibility
> >> and the WordPress communities about the need to improve accessibility
> >> in WordPress themes -- or, more specifically, improve the ability to
> >> locate accessible WordPress themes which have had vetting beyond an
> >> authorial claim of accessibility.
> >> I know that the theme review team hardly has the time to review what
> >> they already do, let alone add an accessibility review -- and as much
> >> as I'd like it, I don't think that we're ready to impose accessibility
> >> as a requirement in order to publish a theme -- it wouldn't be
> >> practical or realistic.
> >> I'd like to propose a way to improve the ability to find quality
> >> themes by establishing a team, working to a standard set of
> >> guidelines, which could review themes in the theme repository after
> >> they have been approved. This team would have the mission of assigning
> >> or removing accessibility related tags from themes.
> >> This review team, tasked with identifying and labeling accessible
> >> themes, would create an imposition that the 'accessible' tag and
> >> related tags would be controlled. Authors could self label as
> >> accessible, but if it didn't meet review, the tag could be removed.
> >> At least at this early stage, it could be a pretty straightforward
> >> 1) If theme tagged with accessible, a11y, wcag, etc. it gets a review to
> >> verify
> >> 2) Popular themes should be reviewed.
> >> 3) Other themes could be reviewed as time allowed or by request.
> >> I would be happy to head up the process of establishing guidelines for
> >> reviewing themes and participate in the review and tagging of themes
> >> -- or to provide expert assistance to anybody else who wanted to take
> >> this on.
> >> Obviously, this is largely my own concept, and can and should be
> >> modified to best fit the WordPress theme review workflow; which I'll
> >> admit to being more than a little ignorant about.
> >> I don't want to create a substantial burden on either theme developers
> >> or reviewers, but any incremental progress in improving the ability to
> >> identify accessible WordPress themes in a consistent manner would be
> >> wonderful.
> >> Best,
> >> Joe Dolson
> >> (Accessibility consultant and WordPress plug-in developer)
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