Accessibility issues of new Wikimedia Foundation website (failing WCAG conformance) (tracking)
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New https://wikimediafoundation.org/ website features several accessibility shortcomings in its current state.
Let's collect them and further recommendations as subtasks.


Original task description:
A validator on the main page gives out 66 cases of low contrast practically making the website impossible to read for color blind people. Plus, lack of label attribute in some elements, broken skip link and several empty link making it confusing for tools that read websites for blind people.

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And here rendered without styling, a good way to check how understandable your page is.

Volker_E reopened this task as Open.Aug 11 2018, 12:34 AM
Volker_E renamed this task from WMF website fails WCAG to Accessibility issues of new Wikimedia Foundation website (failing WCAG) (tracking).Aug 11 2018, 12:39 AM
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Volker_E renamed this task from Accessibility issues of new Wikimedia Foundation website (failing WCAG) (tracking) to Accessibility issues of new Wikimedia Foundation website (failing WCAG conformance) (tracking).Aug 11 2018, 1:30 AM

Not Tracking; see its definition

Hello - I wanted to verify that we are indeed monitoring and tracking these accessibility issues. When the site was developed, the outside vendors did utilize some tests (which the site passed), but it is not passing other tests. We absolutely want to resolve that and are talking with the outside vendors and internal teams on next steps in resolving the issues identified. Work on the translation system has recently completed, and so this is next on our list.

Hello - I wanted to verify that we are indeed monitoring and tracking these accessibility issues. When the site was developed, the outside vendors did utilize some tests (which the site passed), but it is not passing other tests. We absolutely want to resolve that and are talking with the outside vendors and internal teams on next steps in resolving the issues identified. Work on the translation system has recently completed, and so this is next on our list.

If only there were a worldwide community of knowledgeable, willing volunteers that the development team could tap for help with testing. Please ask us for help; we are here and we have skills.