How Accessible is the WordPress CMS for a blind content manager? (study)
Rian Rietveld and Jaap van de Putte have done a brief study/test on the admin side of a typical WordPress installation, the results of which are pretty interesting!
Leo Dijk, a blind legal advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Education offered to be a test subject for the WordPress tests. He uses the SuperNova screen reader (when Rian says there are two major screen readers, (Dolphin) SuperNova and JAWS, she means in the Netherlands. I guess Window-Eyes isn't big here).
The mistakes are basic (using separate divs instead of a nested ul for a menu), while some are things that are becoming trendy (the label for an input being hidden by default, lightboxes). Very interesting.
In the Web Accessibility group on LinkedIn a user commented that he tends to do okay with WP but mostly because he does everything manually, by typing code instead of choosing things. Hm...
Let the WordPress developers know your accessibility problems with WordPress
That's why it's so important to let the developers of WordPress know what the accessibility problems are. They are most helpful. You can post tickets describing the issues you have on the WordPress Trac. One problem per ticket. On http://core.trac.wordpress.org/search?q=accessibility you can see all the tickets that have been made so far. A lot of these will be solved and implemented in to the next WordPress versions.
Originally Posted by WebCrawler