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Codidact Meta is the meta-discussion site for the Codidact community network and the Codidact software. Whether you have bug reports or feature requests, support questions or rule discussions that touch the whole network – this is the site for you.
Here at Codidact, we believe that everyone deserves to have access to information and to be a part of a community. "Everyone" includes people with disabilities, and so that means making our site and posts as accessible as possible.
To make that clear to everyone, I've put together the following document. This document details both Codidact's Accessibility Statement - which makes our commitment clear, and gives some relevant information (such as what to do when encountering an accessibility issue) - and an Accessibility Policy, which explains on a technical level what standards we should be meeting and what the expectations are for code changes to Codidact-controlled spaces.
The current plan is to host this document at /policy/accessibility, and to add an "Accessibility" link to this page in both the footer and the "About the Network" section in the Help Center.
Please take a few minutes to review it before it goes live, and leave feedback as an answer below. I'm also happy to answer any questions or concerns that people might have.
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Codidact Accessibility Statement
Sharing information and being part of a community are the two fundamental goals of the Codidact Project. Everyone deserves access to information and to be a part of a community, and with that in mind, the Codidact Foundation is committed to accessibility in all areas of the Codidact Project.
Who is responsible for accessibility?
Accessibility is the responsibility of everyone, from the people writing posts to the people working on the website. However, the chief person responsible for accessibility in the Codidact Foundation is Mithical, Co-Lead for User Documentation and a member of the Board of Directors. Questions about Codidact's accessibility can be directed to email@example.com.
I'm encountering an accessibility problem, what do I do?
Please report any accessibility problems you have on Codidact Meta, using the [bug] and [accessibility] tags. That makes sure that we're aware of the problem, and we'll do our best to fix it as soon as reasonably possible with our available resources.
Technical details: Codidact Accessibility Policy
This Accessibility Policy outlines the technical details of our commitment to accessibility and sets expectations for what is in scope of that commitment.
The Codidact Network
The platform that the Codidact Network runs on, known as QPixel, should meet both the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 and the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 standards at the AA conformance level.
Since the platform is open-source and volunteer operated, setting strict timetables isn't realistic. However, new changes to the platform should be made with these standards in mind, including using Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) features.
The Codidact Foundation encourages all people contributing posts, such as questions, answers, and articles, to make their posts accessible. This is done via system reminders, such as a warning when posting images without alt text, and via other users editing those posts to be more accessible.
By the end of February 2024, an in-depth guide to creating accessible posts will be published in the Help Center.
The "codidact.org" and "codidact.com" sites
The codidact.com and codidact.org static domains should meet WCAG 2.2. When those pages are updated, steps should ideally be taken to increase the accessibility of those pages. At a minimum, changes must not cause the accessibility of those pages to decrease. However, a full redesign is not in scope at the moment.
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