The Wagtail team is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive community and project for everyone. We want all our users to be able to publish content, maintain a website built with Wagtail, and consume the content published in an accessible manner.
The Wagtail team aims for compliance with WCAG 2.1 (AA level) and ATAG 2.0 (AA level). WCAG is the most well established standard for web accessibility. ATAG is a standard specific to authoring tools such as content management systems. It covers accessibility of the tools as well as the production of accessible content.
Wherever applicable, we will also attempt to follow AAA-level guidelines, and consider upcoming standards such as WCAG versions 2.2 and 3.0.
Parts of Wagtail’s user interface do not meet our accessibility targets at the moment. We actively work on fixing issues both as part of ongoing maintenance, and bigger overhauls. To learn about known issues, check out:
- The WCAG2.1 AA for CMS admin issues backlog.
- Our living accessibility audit.
The audit states which parts of Wagtail have been audited, on which release, how issues affect WCAG 2.1 compliance, and the likely impact on users. For further information, please reach out to our accessibility team.
What we do
Wagtail CMS interface
We aim to test and support Wagtail using the following assistive technologies:
- NVDA on Windows with Firefox ESR
- VoiceOver on macOS with Safari
- Windows Magnifier and macOS Zoom
- Windows Speech Recognition and macOS Dictation
- Mobile VoiceOver on iOS, and TalkBack on Android
- Windows high-contrast mode
Additionally, we regularly test Wagtail with a combination of automated and semi-manual accessibility checkers.
Sites built with Wagtail
We document common accessibility considerations to help Wagtail implementers create accessible sites. We cover content modeling, templates, and authoring tools for CMS users.
Accessibility goals beyond the CMS
Apart from Wagtail itself, we also aim to make wagtail.io and docs.wagtail.io accessible for everyone. If you find accessibility-related issues on those sites, please reach out to the accessibility team.
How you can contribute
We’d love to get feedback on the accessibility of Wagtail. Get in touch with our accessibility team if you are testing Wagtail and want to report your findings, or have a look at our backlog of accessibility issues and improvements.