Wordpress Approves New Accessibility Standards

Wordpress Accessibility

Websites built with WordPress will be even more accessible out-of-the-box moving forward. This is great news for everyone, especially those with disabilities including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following accessibility guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.

The WordPress Accessibility Team announced that the WordPress Accessibility Coding Standards have been approved for the WordPress Core.

All new or updated code released in WordPress must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.

Level AA includes guidelines used as a legal standard in many countries, including the Unites States.

Our statement on the importance of website accessibility

Here at Total WP Support, we have always felt very strongly about building and maintaining websites as accessibly as possible for our WordPress Maintenance Clients. If a building has to have a wheelchair access, then why shouldn’t a website also provide accessibility features that allow access and usage for all? We welcome these new changes and look forward to being part of building a more accessible web for us all!

The definition of accessibility from Wikipedia: Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility

More information about the accessibility and the guidelines is available on: