[wp-accessibility] [wp-hackers] Request for new mailing list wp-accessibility

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Thu Aug 6 17:59:58 UTC 2009

On 3 May 2009, at 09:02, Lynne Pope wrote:

> This is a request for a new mailing list please.
> To date, anyone raising accessibility issues and proposing fixes is  
> doing so
> either on wp-hackers, wp-testers, on the forums or in responses to  
> surveys.
> Accessibility is an aspect of WP development that would benefit from  
> an
> informal "working group" and having its own mailing list would  
> enable those
> of us who know ATAG, WCAG and the other accessibility guidelines  
> well, and
> how to implement them, to bring forward issues and reach agreement  
> on the
> most appropriate fixes.
> There are a number of people outside of wp-hackers who are  
> interested in
> seeing WordPress become accessible and having a mailing list may  
> encourage
> these people to contribute.
> Getting all accessibility issues into one place would be a great step
> forward on its own. Too much inaccurate advice is being given  
> elsewhere,
> including on the tracker, and this creates the risk that the core  
> team can
> end up wasting time on code that they think will aid accessibility,  
> but
> which does not - thereby compounding the problems.
> I hope you will view this request favourably and set up a new
> wp-accessibility mailing list.
> Apologies if this is not the right place to ask - I couldn't see  
> where else
> I should direct this request.

This is/was a really good idea.

And now we have working mailing list admin again we now have the list  

So please come and join the party.

Peter Westwood
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