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Announcing Fresh Consulting’s WCAG 2.0 PHPCS Linter

Announcing Fresh Consulting’s WCAG 2.0 PHPCS Linter

Today, Fresh Consulting is announcing the release of our WCAG 2.0 PHPCS Linter. The linter is a set of rules (or sniffs) for PHP Code Sniffer which can automatically detect and alert when certain WCAG 2.0 violations are detected in code.

WCAG 2.0 supports designers and developers in meeting the guidelines and success criteria of accessibility. The guidelines are published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). W3C is the international standards bearer for the Internet.

We use our WCAG 2.0 PHPCS Linter as part of our Continuous Integration process, to help detect and fix errors as soon as possible.

While the linter can’t detect all WCAG 2.0 violations, it can detect some. This makes the code more accessible, while also reminding developers of the accessibility rules they should always be following.

We recommend designing and developing for accessibility to create websites that meet the needs of a broad array of users. In so doing, you’ll create equal opportunity for accessing information and ensure that compliance standards are met.


Download the Linter:

Download the Fresh Consulting WCAG 2.0 PHPCS Linter today at https://github.com/FreshConsulting/FreshConsulting-WCAG-Linter.

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Steve Hulet

Steve Hulet

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Steve is the Co-Founder and CTO at Fresh. A former Software Engineer at Amazon with over 12 years of web development experience, Steve provides technical, architectural, and engineering oversight to projects. Steve is responsible for all technology reviews related to websites. His specialities include programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Python, and PHP, and technology software including Eclipse, GLPK, jQuery, Linux, and MATLAB. Steve’s skills include automation, databases, linear programming, optimization, and testing, all of which he uses in conjunction with Fresh’s digital strategists provide innovative solutions to clients.

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