The International Day of People with Disabilities and Drupal

jessebeach's picture

Drupal 8 will meet higher standards of access than our previous releases. As developers and site builders, we continue to incorporate new techniques and tech access technologies into Drupal.

For the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) on December 3rd, 2013, let’s celebrate some of the individuals who have helped us achieve these improvement. This list is by no means exhaustive and many more individuals have contributed code, testing and documentation than are listed below.

We’re proud and thankful for the efforts of these people, and all those who have contributed time and energy writing, reviewing and testing patches aimed at improving the accessibility of Drupal. There is much work still to do. If you are able, please join this effort to make sure our next version is our best yet.

Help us improve Drupal accessibility even further!

Lend a hand to the Green by 2014 effort to get us to zero automated QUAIL test failures by 2014. This would include improving the QUAIL automated accessibility testing library and its Drupal implementation, the Accessibility module.

Contribute to the Green by 2014 effort. We most critically needs assistance fixing the Testswarm module so that our automated (QUAIL) testswill run again on a daily basis.

Address Drupal 8 core tasks and bugs tagged with accessibility. We need developers, testers and documentation writers.

And help us with numerous development issues tracking progress in ATAG 2.0 conformance. We also need assistance keeping existing issues well tagged and organized.

This article was written with contributions from Donna Benjamin and Jesse Beach.

Comments

Thanks for posting this up

kattekrab's picture

Thanks for posting this up Jesse!

And a huge thanks to all of you working on accessibility issues in Drupal.

Donna Benjamin
Board Member Drupal Association
Executive Director cc.com.au
@kattekrab

Huge Thanks

bowersox's picture

It was so heart-warming to see this post last week. As an all-volunteer group, many of us come and go as we are able to contribute. It's been wonderful to see a new wave of contributors emerge with so much positive energy.

Special thanks to Jesse, who did not per her own name on this list but who is the most deserving! She has spear-headed so many tickets and action items, and always wants to get down to business and get things done to make Drupal great.

Thanks and Congratulations to you all!

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