Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#3705 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add ATAG statement to the about/accessibility page

Reported by: rianrietveld's profile rianrietveld Owned by: obenland's profile obenland
Milestone: Priority: normal
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The Accessibility Team (Joe Dolson) wrote an ATAG statement, to be added to

This ATAG statement is sometimes requested for larger public service or government websites using a CMS. It would be great when we can point requests to the ATAG statement on theabout/accessibility page.

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ATAG Statement

The [Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0](, or ATAG, are a set of guidelines that govern how to create a tool for creating web pages that is both accessible and encourages the creation of accessible content.

The [WordPress accessibility coding standards]( require new or updated code to meet the standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 at level AA. ATAG conformance is an additional goal beyond WCAG compliance.

An application that's fully conformant to ATAG 2.0 must not only be usable by people with disabilities, but it should enable and encourage all users to create accessible content, and assist them in repairing accessibility mistakes, without requiring any additional tools or add-ons.

WordPress is not currently conformant with ATAG 2.0, but pledges to pursue features that are accessible and which help users create accessible content in pursuit of the long-term goal of ATAG compliance.

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Change History (4)

#1 @rianrietveld
6 years ago

In the text

 but it should enable and encourage all users to create accessible content

the words enable & encourage could be strong
but it should enable and encourage all users to create accessible content,

Last edited 6 years ago by rianrietveld (previous) (diff)

#2 @netweb
6 years ago

  • Owner set to obenland
  • Status changed from new to assigned

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by rianrietveld. View the logs.

6 years ago

#4 @obenland
6 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

In 7388:

Main: Add ATAG statement to a11y page

Props joedolson, rianrietveld.
Fixes #3705.

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