Inclusion

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 mission

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.

Website
https://docs.joomla.org/Portal:Accessibility
Department
Production
Date Started
March 2015
Joomler Position Role Date Started
d1b4_swajda.jpg Stefan Wajda Poland Team Leader Accessibility Advisor Jan 2019
justyna-michallek.jpg Justyna Michallek Poland Assistant Team Leader Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials Jun 2017
4ab5_Yannick.jpg Berges Yannick France Contributor Accessibility Tester / Auditor May 2018
671d_carlos-camara_alhambra_500x500.jpg Carlos Cámara Spain Contributor Accessibility Developer Nov 2017
e1f7_082-klein.jpg Christiane Maier-Stadtherr Germany Contributor Accessibility Developer Jun 2017
7286_davide-messia.jpg Davide Messia Italy Member Nov 2017
8c04_donato-matturro.jpg Donato Matturro Italy Member Jul 2018
1af9_DSC04825.jpg Lukas Jardin Germany Contributor Accessibility Developer Nov 2017
marco-dings.jpg Marco Dings Netherlands Member Liaison Jun 2018
Michelle Martel United States Contributor Accessibility Developer May 2018
Moje Poland Contributor Accessibility Developer Jul 2017
0ff9_ray-selby.jpg Ray Selby Netherlands Contributor Accessibility Developer Jun 2017
Vito Disimino Italy Contributor May 2018
8f56_wojciech_smolinski2.jpg Wojciech Smoliński Poland Contributor Accessibility Tester / Auditor Jan 2019
1d9b_yair.jpg Yair Lahav Israel Member Accessibility Developer Jan 2019
a9ce_Bernard-Identite-2009.png bernard bass France Contributor May 2018
Joomler Position Role Date Started Date Ended
735f_armen-mnatsian.jpg Armen Mnatsian Netherlands Team Leader Accessibility Advisor May 2016 May 2018
1d9b_yair.jpg Yair Lahav Israel Team Leader Accessibility Developer Jun 2018 Jan 2019
735f_armen-mnatsian.jpg Armen Mnatsian Netherlands Member Jun 2018 Jun 2018
b77b_IMG_0300.JPG Bartosz Stępień Poland Contributor Accessibility Tester / Auditor Sep 2017 Oct 2017
e1f7_082-klein.jpg Christiane Maier-Stadtherr Germany Member Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials Apr 2017 Jun 2017
b4be_profilepic.jpg Crystal Harris Greece Contributor Dec 2016 Dec 2016
dab7_eoin-oliver.png Eoin Oliver United Kingdom Member Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials Jul 2017 Aug 2017
dab7_eoin-oliver.png Eoin Oliver United Kingdom Contributor Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials Aug 2017 Dec 2017
javier-gomez.43.26.png Javier Gomez Spain Member Mar 2015 Jan 2016
jessica-dunbar.jpeg Jessica Dunbar PLT Liaison Mar 2015 Jan 2016
fd82_jonathan_magoga_600.jpg Jonathan Magoga Japan Member Liaison Aug 2017 Sep 2017
fd82_jonathan_magoga_600.jpg Jonathan Magoga Japan Contributor Liaison Sep 2017 Nov 2017
Moje Poland Member Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials Jul 2017 Jul 2017
peter-bui.jpg Peter Bui Australia CLT Liaison Mar 2015 May 2016
0ff9_ray-selby.jpg Ray Selby Netherlands Member Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials May 2017 Jun 2017
6bca_359377.jpg Roland Dalmulder Netherlands PLT Liaison May 2016 Nov 2016
d1b4_swajda.jpg Stefan Wajda Poland Member Accessibility Documentation and Tutorials Jun 2017 Jan 2019
dfc0_AirBrush_20160816185209.jpg Vidya B Halanayaka India Contributor Accessibility Tester / Auditor Oct 2017 Oct 2017
1d9b_yair.jpg Yair Lahav Israel Member Accessibility Developer Jun 2016 Jun 2017
1d9b_yair.jpg Yair Lahav Israel Contributor Accessibility Developer Jun 2017 May 2018

JAT - Advisory & Testing

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

JAT - Documentation & Support

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

JAT- Education & Promotion

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 team

Read more: JAT- Education & Promotion

JAT- Implementation & Development

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.

If you are familiar with one of the following technologies PHP, HTML, JavaScript and CSS are happy working with code then this team is for you.

Read more: JAT- Implementation & Development

Accessibility Advisor

You have an understanding of WCAG 2.0 AA and Section 508. You know how to audit, give advice, implement, document and teach.

Apply for this role

Accessibility Developer

You have understanding of Accessibility, Semantics, HTML, CSS, ARIA and JavaScript. You can help to solve issues on the tracker.

Apply for this role

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 testing

Apply for this role

Accessibility Tester / Auditor

You have an understanding of WCAG 2.0 AA and Section 508. Types of Accessibility Testing * Quick and Easy Checks * Semi-Automated Testing * Manual Testing * Assistive Technology Testing * Use Case Testing * Usability Testing

Apply for this role

Accessibility Tutorials

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 testing

Apply for this role

JAT - Report, January 2019

By Stefan Wajda on 2019-02-01 01:45 in Joomla Accessibility Team

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

JAT Meeting Report - 30.05.2018

By Justyna Michallek on 2018-06-03 22:33 in Joomla Accessibility Team

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

Report JoomlaDay France, Paris 18 & 19 May 2018

By Armen Mnatsian on 2018-05-30 17:13 in Joomla Accessibility Team

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

Joomla Accessibility Team Sprint - JandBeyond 2018

By Armen Mnatsian on 2018-05-14 08:40 in Joomla Accessibility Team

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

New Websites Almost Ready for Testing

By Peter Bui on 2015-08-06 22:40 in Joomla Accessibility Team

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

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With the aim to make Joomla! completely accessible inside and out, we need your help.

Please send a request to accessibility@community.joomla.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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