This year has seen a lot of positive change in the WordPress contributor community, especially in the area of accessibility.
Take for instance, the appearance this year of two new faces on the credits screen as of WordPress 4.3:
Drew is completely on target here. The WordPress Accessibility team has been rocking it lately. It wasn’t long ago that the question of if the Accessibility team should exist was floating around. They were the only team without a product, but instead focused on things across many teams. Since then, the team has stepped up big time and really is making WordPress better for everyone. While Drew highlights the work they do for core in his post, they also have:
- Created the Accessibility Ready guidlines and tag for themes
- Helped to improve the accessibility of wordpress.org
- Helped WordCamps have more accessible sites
- much much more
Kudos to the WordPressAccessibility Team. WordPress, and thus the web, is better because of the work they do.