The WPCampus Gutenberg Accessibility Audit
This audit is intended to help higher education institutions, and the whole WordPress community, make informed decisions about when and how to upgrade to the new editor.
Read the audit report
We recommend you read the audit report as part of an overall write up.
A free, public webinar took place Monday, May 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT to discuss the results.
- October 24, 2018: Announced RFP for audit
- November 27, 2018: Began fundraising for audit
- December 5, 2018: Audit was fully funded
- December 6, 2018: WordPress 5.0 (including Gutenberg) was released
- December 2018: Tenon selected as vendor
- Early January 2019: Project kickoff
- Thursday, January 31, 2019: Progress update at WPCampus Online
- Thursday, February 28, 2019: Last day to donate to the audit
- Monday, April 29, 2019: Full audit results provided to WPCampus
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019: Audit report released
- Monday, May 13, 2019: Public webinar to discuss the audit results
Follow progress on resolving found issues
- The issues originally submitted to Github
- The issues in WordPress Trac with the keyword “wpcampus-report”
- Follow the WordPress Accessibility blog
Who helped with the audit?
For the audit, we received seven spectacular proposals, each with its own testing philosophy and approach. To help us evaluate the proposals, we reached out to friends both in higher education and in the private sector. Our selection committee included:
- Rachel Cherry – Director, WPCampus
- Brian DeConinck – Web developer, NC State University
- Joe Dolson – Web developer, accessibility consultant, and WordPress Accessibility Team Representative
- Morten Rand-Hendriksen – Senior Staff Instructor, LinkedIn Learning
- Amanda Rush – WordPress consultant, accessibility specialist, and WordPress Accessibility Team Representative
- Rachel Thompson – Director of Emerging Technology and Accessibility, University of Alabama
- Tim Wright – Director of Front End Engineering, 10up
Our generous donors
Automattic pledged (and donated) to ensure our accessibility audit of Gutenberg was fully funded. Thank you to Matt Mullenweg and the Automattic team for your contribution.
Every dollar helped send a message that accessibility matters to the WordPress community.