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Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: September 16, 2022

These are the weekly notes for the AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Is there a better date and time for the Accessibility Team Meeting?

@joedolson mentioned something he heard a lot at contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.: "I’d like to contribute, but I can’t make the meetings". May be addressed with a meeting change but suggested thinking about a better way to handle asynchronous communication. Also mentioned getting the agenda up early enough to have teams confirm their contribution, attendance to meetings, and team updates happening faster.

Karen J Radley mentioned possibly picking a second day of the week for meetings and alternating (possibly Fridays).

How can the Accessibility Team help get more contributors involved?

Joe Dolson mentioned that would be very helpful if each working group point person could keep a list of potential areas people can get involved in,things they don’t have time or knowledge to themselves, but that are available tasks would ge useful.

Great opportunity for some accessibility testing.

Item added so we (as a team) make sure somebody is aware of it and can follow up.

Status update from WCUS 2022 Event/Contributor Day.

Brief look back at the events from WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US and Contributor Day.

  • @joesimpsonjr mention the gratification of seeing so many Accessibility talks at a WordCamp and at WCUS. Kudos to @Alexstine , Joe Dolson and other other speakers for sharing…

  • Three tables of volunteers at Contributor Day, which some have said was "the most attended they’d ever seen at a WordCamp Contributor Day."

@joedolson reported that great progress was made on building out a site to test blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. output, but it’s definitely not finished! I’m hoping that people will continue to work on it:

  1. The site is here, and it’s still open: https://blocks.joedolson.com/
  2. You can read up on the goals here: https://blocks.joedolson.com/goals/
  3. And if anybody wants to help out, you can register an account here: https://blocks.joedolson.com/wp-login.php?action=register, then pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me on Slack to activate your account.

The project has already exposed some oddities in various blocks and has been productive.

@joedolson mentioned that some of the feedback I’ve seen about the physical space is concerning, and hope that National Harbor has better physical accessibility. @joesimpsonjr mentioned that he’ll be on the Lead team for 2023 and will advocate for eliminating issues mentioned regarding San Diego’s venue.

Open Floor and Quick Team Updates

Only groups that provided updates are shown below.

Documentation

@joedolson mentioned there was a change to the documentation on the media block to remove some ableist language. And he made changes to the Get Involved doc to simplify language and add myself as the media group contact.

General

We’re moving towards 6.1 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1, and a lot of outstanding accessibility tickets are either recently committed or just about ready to go. Should finish those off soon per Joe Dolson.

Meta

A regression was introduced in the accessibility of the adminbar as customized for the WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ network, flagged by @alexstine and reported in GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ by me. @ryelle is handling it. Call for accessibility feedback from openverse previously mentioned.

Themes

Twenty TwentyTwo now has the accessibility-ready tag per prior discussion. Major focus now is on building out testing reliability for blocks so that theme accessibility is reliably maintained.

** Thanks to everyone who attended, including first-timers interested in contributing to the accessibility of WordPress. We’ll see you for the next weekly bug scrub.

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Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: September 16, 2022

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting on Friday, September 16, 2022, 16:00 UTC.

If you want to have a topic added to the agenda, please mention it in the comments of this post.

The Accessibility Team bug-scrub will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022, 15:00 UTC.

This meeting is held in the #accessibility channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (requires registration).

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Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: September 2, 2022

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting on Friday, September 2, 2022, 16:00 UTC.

  • Use of the accessibility-ready tag for blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.-based themes.
  • Updates from working groups:
    • Design
    • Documentation
    • General
    • GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
    • Media
    • MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.
    • Themes
  • Open floor

If you want to have a topic added to the agenda, please mention it in the comments of this post.

The Accessibility Team bug-scrub will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022, 15:00 UTC.

This meeting is held in the #accessibility channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (requires registration).

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Use of accessibility-ready tag for block-based themes

A few weeks ago, during the AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team’s meeting, @poena brought up for discussion if and how to use the accessibility-ready tag for blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.-based themes. The Team agreed to have a preliminary discussion about this topic during our next meeting, happening on Friday, September 2, 2022, 16:00 UTC.

We would like to invite contributors to GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ and contributors of the Themes Team to join the conversation, so that we can get as much feedback as possible.

The results of the discussion will be summarized in a blog post, asking for further feedback, and, if needed, discussed during one of the weekly coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. chats.

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Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: August 19, 2022

These are the weekly notes for the AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel and the meeting’s agenda here.

Updates from the working groups

Only groups that provided updates are shown below.

Documentation

@azhiyadev reported that she will check out Sa11y, an accessibility tool for content creators, and that she will report back about it.

General

@ryokuhi reported that the Team is monitoring tickets in the Awaiting Review queue (at the time of the meeting, there were 12 of them, like two weeks before) and tickets milestoned for the 6.1 release (at the time of the meeting, 16 of them were still open and 12 of them were closed). Among the tickets closed in the two previous weeks, there is also the ticket to add functions for required fields indicator and message

As the 6.2 milestone has already been opened, the Team is now able to re-milestone tickets that won’t make it for 6.1 without need to move them to Future Release.

Media

@joedolson reported that he only removed the ticket about redesigning the admin Image Editor from the 6.1 milestone, due to lack of time to work on it.

Themes

@ryokuhi reminded the Team that on Friday, September 2nd, part of the meeting will be dedicated to discuss the use of the accessibility-ready tag for blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.-based themes. He’ll publish the post about it: @joedolson volunteered to x-post it to both the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and the Themes Teams.

Open floor

@joesimpsonjr asked if someone from the team is planning to join the Accessibility Table durign the Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. of WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US, apart from him and @joedolson.

Also, @joesimpsonjr asked how to handle the new Team Reps nomination process, where nobody nominated or accepted the nomination. After a short discussion, it was simply decided to consider the current nomination process "closed", to unpin the post from the blog and to wait until November to open a new Call for Team Reps.

@ryokuhi reminded that he won’t be able to attend the bug scrub on 26 August 2022, but that @chaion07 had volunteered to facilitate it.

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Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: August 19, 2022

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting on Friday, August 19, 2022, 16:00 UTC.

  • Updates from working groups:
    • Design
    • Documentation
    • General
    • GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
    • Media
    • MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.
    • Themes
  • Open floor

If you want to have a topic added to the agenda, please mention it in the comments of this post.

The Accessibility Team bug-scrub will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022, 15:00 UTC.

This meeting is held in the #accessibility channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (requires registration).

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: August 5, 2022

These are the weekly notes for the AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Accessibility Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. nominations

@ryokuhi posted a Call for Team Rep Nominations on 15 July 2022, asking team contributors if they were interested in taking the role he has held for a more than two years.

@sabernhardt was nominated by @joedolson and @ryokuhi, but he had already expressed his doubts at the time of the nomination.

The call stays open for now until further notice.

Accessibility of pattern previews in theme pages

In a message on the channel, @poena had asked to discuss the new feature adding pattern previews to individual theme pages, which had an issue that prevented navigating through the pattern list when using keyboard only.

By the time of the meeting, the issue had been solved, but the new interface would still benefit for some extra accessibility testing: findings might be added as comments to the ticket on Meta Trac about adding pattern demos to themes and new bugs can be reported by creating new tickets on MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/.. @Ryokuhi reported that he was able to spot a couple bugs while quickly testing.

Updates from the working groups

Only groups that provided updates are shown below.

Design

@ryelle shared that the WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ redesign is underway and that the current progress can be viewed on the staging site. Bespite being still in progress, accessibility feedback on the homepage and the download page is welcome and can be added to the repository of the wordpress.org block-based theme.

Documentation

@azhiyadev reported that a few minor changes were made last week. She invited everyone who spot anything that needs updating to let her know and that she’ll try to dedicate more time to the team, as far as daily job allows it.

General

@ryokuhi reported that the Team is keeping track of tickets in the Awaiting Review queue (at the time they were 12) and of tickets milestoned for the 6.1 release: at the moment, 17 of them are still open and 10 of them have already been committed.

GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

In a message posted before the meeting, @get_dave asked for accessibility feedback on the Pull Request about adding custom labels to blocks in list view. @joedolson already gave a quick feedback, but such a feature could use some more feedback.

Themes

@poena completed a review of the accessibility of the Twenty Twenty-Two theme and added the findings as a comment to the ticket about adding the accessibility-ready label to the Twenty Twenty-Two theme. The only issue is that the aria-hidden attribute is missing from icons in the query pagination: such an issue has already been addressed in Gutenberg and will be included in the 6.1 release.

She also asked if the team wants to use the accessibility-ready tag for blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. themes at all: it was decided to rediscuss this issue during the meeting happening on September 2, 2022, inviting contributors to Gutenberg and to the Themes Team to attend to have a preliminary discussion about the topic. After that, discussion can continue through comments to a post published on the Accessibility Team blog or by bringing discussion to a coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. chat.

Open floor

@joesimpsonjr reported that he submitted information about Table Leads for the Accessibility Table at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/., happening on Sunday, 11 September 2022: @joedolson and @joesimpsonjr will be present all day long, with @alexstine possibly joining for part of it and @ryokuhi available remotely through Slack. They will prepare a list of small potential tasks people can look at, covering a broad spectrum of knowledge bases and specialties, including docs, testing, coding, etc.

Congratulations to @joedolson and @alexstine for being accepted as speakers for WordCamp US!

@ryokuhi won’t be able to attend the bug scrub on 26 August 2022, but @chaion07 volunteered to facilitate it.

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