Accessibility Team Update: October 8, 2014

Here’s our team update for the week:

  • We’re continuing our weekly testing meeting. Be sure you note the time in the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme., if you’re interested in participated.
  • We now have the Handbook 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party activated on our site and work has begun to create an 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). ( Handbook. Contact @davidakennedy if you’d like to help.
  • @trishasalas is working on tutorials for the accessibility-ready theme tag.
  • We discussed #29838 and how it might fit into some other work going on in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..