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Joomla Takes the GAAD Pledge, Cementing Its Commitment to Accessibility

May 16, 2024
Joomla Celebrates Global Accesibility Awareness Day by Taking the GAAD Pledge! #GAADPledge #GAAD24

The GAAD Foundation is excited to announce that Joomla, the renowned open-source content management system, has taken the GAAD Pledge in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024. This significant step reaffirms Joomla's dedication to making accessibility a core value and sets a powerful example for other open-source projects to follow.

Joomla's commitment to accessibility goes beyond mere compliance with standards. The project actively strives to remove barriers that prevent people with disabilities from interacting with or accessing Joomla-based websites. This unwavering dedication to inclusion is evident in their GAAD Pledge, which outlines concrete steps to enhance accessibility across their community, product, and organization.

As part of their pledge, Joomla will:

  • Re-evaluate the accessibility of Joomla properties like the Community, Volunteer, and Developer portals
  • Enhance WCAG 2.1 conformity within the software to meet the criteria of WCAG 2.2 wherever applicable
  • Create magazine articles focusing on new developments in accessibility, including official guidelines and regulations from around the world
  • Review software documentation to ensure it adheres to accessibility best practices for users, developers, and integrators

The Joomla Accessibility Team (JAT) welcomes new volunteers and contributors who share their passion for creating a more inclusive digital world. By joining forces with the JAT, you can play a crucial role in shaping the future of accessible content management systems.

The GAAD Foundation commends Joomla for their leadership in prioritizing accessibility and encourages other open-source projects to follow in their footsteps. Together, we can work towards a future where digital content and tools are accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities.

Learn more about Joomla's GAAD Pledge and how you can get involved.

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