Call for Team Rep Nomination – December 2022

As usual at this time of the year, we’re opening a call for (at least) one new 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 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.. I’ve been Team Rep for almost two-and-a-half years, which is way longer than usual, and now it’s really time for me to step down. It’s been an incredible journey, I learned a lot, and I’m really grateful to everyone who I got to know during my term.

To learn more about the role, you can check the article about what it means to be a Team Rep. Here are the main takeaways.

  • Team Rep is an administrative role, not a Lead one.
  • Letting go of the Team Rep title is not a loss of status, just a handing off of responsibilities.
  • Someone who is a leader in a team can lead whether they are doing the team rep job or not.

Traditionally, the Accessibility Team has had two Team Reps, which allows them to share responsibilities, divide tasks and cover each other when needed. Since the election of @joesimpsonjr, we switched to having three Team Reps (at least temporarily) to reduce the burden even more.

If you want to be considered for the role or know someone who would be a great fit, you have the opportunity to nominate yourself or others by adding a comment to this post. Remember that if someone proposes your name, but you don’t feel like accepting, you should feel more than free to say no: we will consider your nomination only if you agree.

Nominations review will happen during the meeting on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 16:00 UTC. We’ll decide if and how to manage the voting round, depending on the number of submissions. During the transition period, we will support the new Team Reps to be ready and operational as soon as they feel like it.

If you have questions about the Team Rep role or the nomination process, please feel free to reach out to @alexstine, @joesimpsonjr, or me (@ryokuhi) in the comments or on 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/., either with a Direct Message or in the #accessibility channel.

Props go to @alexstine and @joesimpsonjr for reviewing this post before publication.

#team-reps

Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: February 3, 2023

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, February 3, 2023, 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 also be held on Friday, February 3, 2023, 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: January 20, 2023

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

@ryokuhi updated the group on a discussion in the channel about links opening in a new tab and it was pointed out that there isn’t anything about it in the Accessibility Handbook. @joedolson clarified provided a link to this topic in the Docs guide although without the accessibility reasons and mention by @sabernhardt it’s also in the Accessibility Handbook. Brings up the need for cross-referencing. Anyone interested, please make a Pull Request to the Doc Style Guide to add the cross-reference.

General

@ryokuhi shared that the General Team is:

  • currently focusing on the Awaiting Review queue and on tickets milestoned for 6.2;
  • at the moment, all the 12 tickets Awaiting Review have been reviewed at least once;
  • there are 15 tickets milestoned for 6.2, with 14 of them already reviewed in the last two bug scrubs;
  • following discussion on #56228 last week, we need a few eyes on the related Gutenberg Issue 42373, so that we set the time frame to milestone the related coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. issue; and
  • 6 more tickets were already committed for the next release.

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/

Before the meeting, @annezazu reported this for the Gutenberg Team and welcomes comment:

  • Latest update for phase 2 items: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/33094#issuecomment-1384570000
  • Accessibility review for the offcanvas editor issue: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/46939
  • A run down of items for the training/docs/polyglot crew that might be helpful: https://make.wordpress.org/training/2023/01/13/information-sources-for-wordpress-6-2/#comment-3629

Media

@joedolson shared a post on media management that we may want to discuss during our next Media Team meeting.

Open floor

Notes during Open Floor:

  • Our Call for Team Rep nomination is still open at https://make.wordpress.org/accessibility/2022/12/02/call-for-team-rep-nomination-december-2022/. We’d love for someone to step forward to support this team’s efforts; and
  • @joedolson reiterated the need for testing on the FSE experience; anybody can do it: just spend time with the environment and see what accessibility issues you spot.

#accessibility, #meeting-notes

Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: January 20, 2023

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, January 20, 2023, 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 also be held on Friday, January 20, 2023, 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 Agenda: January 6, 2023

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, January 6, 2023, 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
    • Discussion of document/guide for setting a baseline of accessibility for site editing;
    • Team attendance for 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. Asia’s 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/.?
    • Proposed schedule for WordPress 6.2

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 also be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, 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: December 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 the meeting’s agenda here.

Updates from the working groups

Only groups that provided updates are shown below.

General

@ryokuhi reported a few statistics for TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets collected at the time of the meeting.

  • There were 10 tickets in the Awaiting Review queue, all of them reviewed at least once. One of them is in the process of being moved to the next major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality..
  • There were 16 (+ 1) tickets already milestoned for the next major release (6.2), with no timeline for the release set yet.

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/

Before the meeting, @annezazu reported that the Pull Request to introduce browse mode broke the ARIA landmark structure: this is being addressed in issue 46509. She also reported that the 19th call for testing for the Full Site Editing Outreach Program has been released and, as always, testing with keyboards and screen readers is really appreciated.

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.

@joedolson shared a request for feedback about the refresh of the showcase site, which was published in the #accessibility channel the week before the meeting.

Open floor

@joedolson and @alh0319 shared about an offer from Pagely to pay for some WordPress user testing. Full discussion was very long and can be found in the #accessibility channel. @alh0319 is working on a list of instructions for testers, which will be shared for feedback here as soon as they are ready.

@afercia made a proposal to establish Accessibility Office hours. The proposal was met with wide support, and @afercia is free to work out the details.

Hostinger has offered team contributors attending 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. Asia 2023 an invitation for a Contributor Day dinner. If anyone is attending and is willing to volunteer as a representative for the Accessibility Table, please let the team know in the Slack channel.

For the next two weeks, the Team will check on Wednesday whether someone is available to facilitate the bug scrub.

@ryokuhi is stepping down from his role as 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.. The Call for Team Reps is still open: if you want to candidate yourself or if you have a name for a possible Team Rep, write it in the comments to that post.

#meeting-notes

Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: December 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, December 16, 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
    • Discussion on running user testing sessions and need areas

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 also be held on Friday, December 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 Notes: December 2, 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.

General

@ryokuhi reported a few statistics for TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets collected at the time of the meeting.

  • There were 13 tickets in the Awaiting Review queue, all of them reviewed at least once.
  • There were 16 tickets already milestoned for the next major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. (6.2), with no timeline for the release set yet.

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/

@alexstine asked to have a look to the Pull Request to move the Post or Page title to the top toolbar and to the related issue, which he isn’t convinced about.

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.

Before the meeting, @alexstine asked to watch Meta ticket 6608.

Open floor

@bph asked for accessibility feedback on the usage of the title field of the Code 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. (which is added by a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party) in the WordPress Developer Blog. Full discussion on the topic can be found on Slack, and a summary of the discussion is available on @bph‘s personal blog. The team suggested changes to the plugin itself, to improve its accessibility. When the new implementation of the block is ready, the topic will be discussed again during a meeting. If you want to add something to the conversation, feel free to drop a line in the #core-dev-blog channel on Slack.

@joesimpsonjr, who is part of the Lead Team for 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 2023 and the Community Summit, invited Make WordPress Accessible Team contributors to share topics for discussion at the Community summit, an event that will provide a valuable opportunity to hold in-person discussions on important topics across contributor teams and community-wide. To suggest possible topics, you can use the form on the Community Summit website.

As already announced, @ryokuhi is stepping down from his role as 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.. As such, a Call for Team Reps was opened: if you want to candidate yourself or if you have a name for a possible Team Rep, write it in the comments to that post.

Update 9 December 2022: A link to the summary of the discussion about the Code Block from @bph‘s blog was added.

#meeting-notes

Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: December 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, December 2, 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 also be held on Friday, December 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).