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Discussion on: 3 Reasons Why Accessibility is NOT an Edge Case

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rhymes

Thanks Lindsey! Definitely going to refer to this post at some point in the future, since accessibility has often been an afterthought in my past experience :-/

How's the accessibility level of major CMS systems? Do you have some data about that? A lot of webpages out there are built with those and it would help a lot if such tools and their plugins were accessible by design.

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I know that it's a high priority for the Drupal Core team (as I used to be a Drupal Developer). They did their best to make things accessible out of the box which I appreciated!

Here are a few links on Drupal a11y

WordPress I am not quite as certain about, but I do know that the WordPress Accessibility Lead resigned due to major accessibility flaws with Gutenberg that weren't getting resolved. I don't know what the progress has been since then.

Unfortunately, a lot of accessibility flaws are introduced when people start custom theming things. It might not matter how accessible it is out of the box if someone still customizes it without accessibility in mind.

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rhymes

I know that it's a high priority for the Drupal Core team (as I used to be a Drupal Developer). They did their best to make things accessible out of the box which I appreciated!

Nice!

Unfortunately, a lot of accessibility flaws are introduced when people start custom theming things. It might not matter how accessible it is out of the box if someone still customizes it without accessibility in mind.

Yeah, there's that 😞