In this post, I discuss some aspects of my migration of this blog from WordPress to Ghost, and what pitfalls I encountered.This blog has launched on a new platform. Find out a bit about the background and motivation in this post.Recently, Mozilla introduced an official blog about all things accessibility
[https://blog.mozilla.org/accessibility/]. This blog is transitioning to a pure
For years, this blog was a mixed bag between information about my official work
at Mozilla and my personal views on accessibility. Now that Mozilla has its own
accessibility blog, my personal blog at this space will contain less
work-related material and more personal views on the broader subject of
accessibility. I am alsAs discussed previously
planned a few changes to my blog. Well, this Sunday, it all happened.
I moved my blog back to a self-hosted WordPress, but am powering it with Jetpack
to offer many of the same features as during the seven months it ran on
WordPress.com. I am also using the same theme, just have rearranged a few
The site is hosted at a Germany-baseGutenberg 7.2 has just been released
as a plugin. The development cycle was longer than usual. As a result, this
version contains a lot of changes
[https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/releases/tag/v7.2.0]. Several of them
improve Gutenberg’s accessibility.
The tab order in the editor
When editing a block, the tab order has been adjusted. Rather than tabbing to
the next block, for example from one paragraph to theTo everyone who celebrates it, a very merry Christmas!
That’s it, folks! This concludes 30 days of continuous blogging. Over the last
month, I shared a few tutorials, a few web development tips, thoughts on
Gutenberg in various shape or form, told you how I made a graph accessible, was
a bit sentimental, had a bit of reviews, some hints on products on sale that are
accessible, and more. Feel free to dig around the blog if you like, they’ll all
be there. This was a fun experiment, but if I do thWishing all of my readers who celebrate it, a very happy Chanukka!
This year, Chanukka started at sundown on December 22 and runs through December
30. It coincides with Christmas. And as it so happens, the muslim mayor of
London kicked off the Chanukka celebrations from a Christmas tree last night. In
a world where there are so many separating thoughts and actions becoming more
prominent again, endangering the free and open societies of some western
countries, these connecting events are more iMy recent
about Gutenberg has led to some really productive changes.
One change is that my profile on WordPress.org
[https://profiles.wordpress.org/marcoz/] now shows that I am also contributing
to the accessibility effort [https://make.wordpressToday, I am just quickly going to recommend you an old, but all-time reader
favorite post of mine I published 4 years ago. And it is as current today as it
was then, and most of it already was in the year 2000. Yes, I’m talking about
the basics of web accessibility
[https://marcozehe.de/2015/12/14/the-web-accessibility-basics/].On December 19, Mozilla announced that it will switch to Matrix
and Riot as the main synchronous communication platform, replacing IRC. This
post is aimed to give you an introduction to using Riot [https://riot.im/], the
most popular Matrix client, with a screen reader.
Matrix itself is an open standard protocol that defines how a chat client, such
as Riot, talks to a server, such as Synapse, and how servers Threema is an alternative to WhatsApp & friends, with a focus on privacy. It’s
made in Switzerland, and it is on sale until December 31
[https://threema.ch/en/blog/posts/half-price] for half the price.
Threema is a messenger alternative for smartphones and tablets, with a web
version also available that connects through your installed app. All offerings
are accessible to screen reader users. It is not a free app, and it is only
partially open-source. But its privacy focus has won it several recThe new WordPress block editor is also available in the WordPress app for iOS
and Android. It uses the same basis as the editor on a self-hosted or hosted
WordPress site, but is a bit simplified. And it is accessible. Here are a few
quick tips to get around it.
Enable it first
You may first have to enable it. You’ll find the setting under each blog/site
you have in the WordPress app. It is called “Use the new visual editor”. Check
its checkbox, or turn on its toggle switch, to use it.