Suggestion to merge in Accessibility child theme to twenty 10

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    stevealee
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    Sprungmarker has created the Accessible 1.0 child theme for Twenty 10 that adds basic accessibility improvements to the default theme. The linked site is a demo of the child theme.

    I propose that these improvements are merged into the core Twenty Ten theme maintained by the WordPress community and provided with WordPress. Here are some of the advantages I see.

    • Adds accessibility features without any negative impact on the theme
    • Provides general usability improvements like decent keyboard access and better contrast
    • Improves accessibility according to latest W3C standards – e.g WCAG 2.0 and WAI ARIA
    • Adding accessibility means more people will have immediate access to more WP instances
    • Default theme will provide a useful example of accessibly for new theme developers
    • Accessibility is now a legal a requirement, but not so easy to get right
    • Other CMSs like Drupal are rapidly improving accessibility features in order to meet this demand

    If you need help with a bug/patch I am happy to help out.

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