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Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#7269 new enhancement

Add Accessibility Checker plugin to .org sites

Reported by: alexstine's profile alexstine Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: WordPress.org Site Keywords:
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Description

Currently, there is a need to improve the content accessibility across .org sites. This is content that comes from posts, pages, and other post types. Essentially, anything that is not written in code in a plugin, mu-plugin, or theme. In order to help content publishers meet basic accessibility guidelines, this request is to add Accessibility Checker to .org sites and make it available for sub-site admins to activate.

Plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/accessibility-checker/

There is also an option to use the pro version at no cost to WordPress.org. Free and pro code is GPL license compatible.

Change History (12)

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


8 months ago

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

#4 @alh0319
7 months ago

I have provided @Otto with the paid version of the plugin to review. If anyone else needs to test it, please let me know in Slack.

The free plugin is available in the WordPress repo and has a public GitHub.

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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4 months ago

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3 months ago

#11 @alh0319
3 months ago

It sounds like Accessibility Checker is too complex to get approved. I'm wondering if @bamadesigner were to update her WA11y plugin or allow someone else to maintain it if it would get approved.

It embeds WAVE in an iframe on the edit screen, so there are no custom tables or data stored on the site. It can't test draft or private pages, only public URLs, so the post would have to be published first and then fixed. But it might be the simpler alternative that @otto is looking for.

#12 @elblakeo31
3 months ago

We can use Equalify! As per my conversation in Slack, we'll donate our cloud-based scanning tool to the Meta team. We could easily create a plugin that just pings our API and delivers a report of pages. We could even include this in an Accessibility Checker Lite plugin, or happy to work with @bamadesigner. I seem to remember, @joedoleson also had a plugin that he integrated with an API by Tennon - but I could be wrong.

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