Woohoo! WordPress accepted my accessibility PR


About 2.5 years ago I proposed a small accessibility improvement to WordPress. It has taken a bit longer than I'd hoped but, as of WordPress 6.1 it has been merged!

Now, if you're using the Classic editor, you'll get a larger and resizeable box for entering alt text.

Screenshot of a box to enter alt text. It is two lines high and is resizeable.

Because the text entry uses <textarea> most browsers will also show any spelling errors. Good spelling is essential for people who use text-to-speech to read out alt text.

Huge thanks to the WordPress team for doing all the hard work to make sure this works properly. I hope this will encourage people to write longer and more useful alt text.


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