[wp-accessibility] Accessible admin skin
jane at automattic.com
Wed Sep 9 21:29:43 UTC 2009
Hi there. We've been talking about creating an admin skin (like the
color scheme option under profile) that would be easier to use for
people with disabilities. Obviously we want the entire admin to be
accessible, but in some cases it's not specifically accessibility...
things like small click targets *work* but are harder to hit for some
people. We were thinking this admin skin would do things like show the
action links on edit.php persistently instead of on row hover, spell
out some things we currently use symbols to represent (like View Post
instead of # for permalink access), make it higher contrast, use
bigger fonts, etc.
Instead of just having a single person create this, it seemed like a
good project to try and bring together some of our more accessibility-
minded community members. I figure there's room for participation in
this mini-project to: identify issues in the current admin design,
mock up the new alternate design, code the css, and test the heck out
of the new skin to be sure it does the job well (with a repeat of
previous steps as needed). This list seemed like the right place to
start. Would anyone here be interested in volunteering for this project?
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