Joomla Accessibility Team (JAT) Official
Joomla translates to All Together, and this feeling of unity is one of our core beliefs. Inclusion is in our heart, and as a community, we do our best to accept and welcome everyone. Accessibility is the study and practice of how to best include people, regardless of technology or ability.
Our main goal is to make all the Joomla Properties, the CMS, Framework and Portal, compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard, a set of rules that make sure all aspects of a website or platform is Accessible for people with disabilities.
Beyond that, we will mobilize and work with extension and template providers to make all parts of the Joomla ecosystem accessible. By providing the CMS and Framework as a fully accessible foundation, as well as providing tools and information for the standards and processes, we hope to make Joomla, as a whole, a beacon for accessibility in the world.
|Stefan Wajda Poland||Team Leader||Accessibility Advisor||Jan 2019|
|Justyna Michallek Poland||Assistant Team Leader||Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials||Jun 2017|
|Berges Yannick France||Contributor||Accessibility Tester / Auditor||May 2018|
|Carlos Cámara Spain||Contributor||Accessibility Developer||Nov 2017|
|Christiane Maier-Stadtherr Germany||Contributor||Accessibility Developer||Jun 2017|
|Davide Messia Italy||Member||Nov 2017|
|Donato Matturro Italy||Member||Jul 2018|
|Lukas Jardin Germany||Contributor||Accessibility Developer||Nov 2017|
|Marco Dings Netherlands||Member||Liaison||Jun 2018|
|Michelle Martel United States||Contributor||Accessibility Developer||May 2018|
|Moje Poland||Contributor||Accessibility Developer||Jul 2017|
|Ray Selby Netherlands||Contributor||Accessibility Developer||Jun 2017|
|Vito Disimino Italy||Contributor||May 2018|
|Wojciech Smoliński Poland||Contributor||Accessibility Tester / Auditor||Jan 2019|
|Yair Lahav Israel||Member||Accessibility Developer||Jan 2019|
|bernard bass France||Contributor||May 2018|
|Joomler||Position||Role||Date Started||Date Ended|
|Armen Mnatsian Netherlands||Team Leader||Accessibility Advisor||May 2016||May 2018|
|Yair Lahav Israel||Team Leader||Accessibility Developer||Jun 2018||Jan 2019|
|Armen Mnatsian Netherlands||Member||Jun 2018||Jun 2018|
|Bartosz Stępień Poland||Contributor||Accessibility Tester / Auditor||Sep 2017||Oct 2017|
|Christiane Maier-Stadtherr Germany||Member||Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials||Apr 2017||Jun 2017|
|Crystal Harris Greece||Contributor||Dec 2016||Dec 2016|
|Eoin Oliver United Kingdom||Member||Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials||Jul 2017||Aug 2017|
|Eoin Oliver United Kingdom||Contributor||Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials||Aug 2017||Dec 2017|
|Javier Gomez Spain||Member||Mar 2015||Jan 2016|
|Jessica Dunbar||PLT Liaison||Mar 2015||Jan 2016|
|Jonathan Magoga Japan||Member||Liaison||Aug 2017||Sep 2017|
|Jonathan Magoga Japan||Contributor||Liaison||Sep 2017||Nov 2017|
|Moje Poland||Member||Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials||Jul 2017||Jul 2017|
|Peter Bui Australia||CLT Liaison||Mar 2015||May 2016|
|Ray Selby Netherlands||Member||Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials||May 2017||Jun 2017|
|Roland Dalmulder Netherlands||PLT Liaison||May 2016||Nov 2016|
|Stefan Wajda Poland||Member||Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials||Jun 2017||Jan 2019|
|Vidya B Halanayaka India||Contributor||Accessibility Tester / Auditor||Oct 2017||Oct 2017|
|Yair Lahav Israel||Member||Accessibility Developer||Jun 2016||Jun 2017|
|Yair Lahav Israel||Contributor||Accessibility Developer||Jun 2017||May 2018|
Primary purpose of our subteam is to testing Joomla and deliver designers and developers practical advice on how to ensure Joomla compliance with web accessibility standards.
Typical tasks include testing and evaluation Joomla system, identifying accessibility issues and making appropriate recommendations.
If you have knowledge about web accessibility, experience in evaluating accessibility and/or testing accessibility, then this team is the right place for you.Read more: JAT - Advisory & Testing
Primary purpose of our subteam is to prepare documentation and define guidelines for designers, programmers and administrators, in the area of Joomla accessibility.
Typical tasks include proofreading of technical documentation and creating useful tutorials for extension developers and site designers to help them comply with ATAG and WCAG.
If you have written or improved help texts, handbooks, technical documents etc., this could be your team…Read more: JAT - Documentation & Support
Primary purpose of our subteam is to raise awareness and understanding of accessibility issues and involve the community in efforts to improve Joomla accessibility.
Typical tasks include design of materials promoting accessibility, creation of educational material, writing articles and information
If you have energy, ideas or charisma about how to create more engagement on accessibility, this could be your teamRead more: JAT- Education & Promotion
Primary purpose of our subteam is to develop and implement solutions and patterns of design that will improve Joomla accessibility.
Typical tasks include writing of Joomla code patches to fixes accessibility errors, and improving user experience.
Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials
You want to help with writing documentation about accessibility to help volunteers, developers, contributors and others become more aware of accessibility. You want to help with writing tutorials for quick and easy checks, semi-automated testing, manual testing, assistive technology testing, use case testing and usability testingApply for this role
January was a very intensive period of work in JAT. 1. Evaluation of JAT At the first meeting (Monday, January 7) we evaluated the activity of JAT from May 30, 2018. We have diagnosed several internal and external reasons for a difficult situation we were. We decided to solve them...Read more: JAT - Report, January 2019
Date: 30th May 2018 Time: 19:30 UTC - 21:30 UTC Attendees: Armen Mnatsian, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Justyna Michallek, Ray Selby, Stefan Wajda, Yair Lahav, Marco Dings. Agenda For the Meeting: JAT leadership changes New JAT workflow - introduction Ad. 1 JAT leadership...Read more: JAT Meeting Report - 30.05.2018
Joomladay Paris, from 18th May till 19th May, were two fantastic days and a great opportunity to meet the French Joomla family. Thank you Joomla Community France for the invitation to Joomladay Paris, And a special thanks to Simon Grange and Guillaume Boutin who made this...Read more: Report JoomlaDay France, Paris 18 & 19 May 2018
Date: 9th-14th May 2018Location: CologneParticipant: Marco Dings (guest for parts meeting), George Wilson (guest for parts meeting), Armen Mnatsian, Ray Selby, Christiane Mayer-Stadtherr, Stefan Wajda, Andrzej Kasprzyk, Justyna Michallek (one day, joint by Skype).Time: 9th May 09:00...Read more: Joomla Accessibility Team Sprint - JandBeyond 2018
Currently there are several working groups that are building new websites for the Joomla project including, the Joomla! Site Showcase (JSS) and the Joomla! Community Magazine (JCM). A few accessibility testers have expressed interests in giving feedback and testing for these two websites when...Read more: New Websites Almost Ready for Testing
With the aim to make Joomla! completely accessible inside and out, we need your help.
Please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to Glip if you don't have an account already.
Reports and progress will be published via the Volunteers portal.
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