The Core Team recognizes that Joomla! is currently lacking in the area of Accessibility and Compliance with WAI/508 standards.
We are now publicly affirming our commitment to increasing the level of access for Joomla! generated websites, as well as our own site.
While work had been done to improve the generated output, such as including the ability to provide an alternate text attribute for the image tag, or associating form labels with their controls, full compliance has yet to come.
Joomla! now has firm goals to aim for Accessibility in several areas. We will provide Joomla! users with the tools to create WCAG 1.0 Priority 2 and Section 508 compliant websites.
The details of these goals are outlined in our Accessibility Statement.