[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #6449: accessibility problems with new download page

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Fri Aug 19 16:15:29 UTC 2022

#6449: accessibility problems with new download page
 Reporter:  joyously            |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement         |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal              |  Milestone:
Component:  WordPress.org Site  |   Keywords:
 I saw #6445 and went to look at the new [https://wordpress.org/download/
 download] page. My first impression was stark and unfriendly.
 * The copy has imperative statements with no ending period, followed by
 sentence fragments that do end with a period.
 * There are four different styles for links on the page, not counting the
 menu. Only a few of them have a little arrow to show it goes somewhere
 else. The Get WordPress link in the header is the most prominent thing as
 the page loads, so it's tempting to click it. The Download link looks like
 a "button" and yet it is not using a download block, but a button block.
 The Installation guide link looks like a "button", giving the impression
 that the guide would be downloaded like the link above it.
 * The required versions are below the fold. They are written in an
 incomplete sentence. They are low contrast and small.
 * The list of blue on blue words are partially hidden. This is bad for
 dyslexics. These underlines are not adding value, but detract. The words
 are large, so they catch your eye, but are in a thin font that does not
 quite overcome the blue on blue, and since there is no explanation or link
 for them, it is useless to have them there.
 * When I used Ctrl+ to make the font larger so I could read the required
 versions, part of the blue words disappeared. It is ironic that it is the
 word "extendable".

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6449>
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