Team chat Summary, May 4, 2015


We use the Accessibility Priorities for 4.3 as guideline on what to work on.

List table issues:

@afercia wrote extra tickets to complete the list of issues for the list table.

  • #32150 List table: better indication for “no taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format.
  • #32189 List table: make the sorting indicator arrow visible on focus (new)
  • #32187 List table: Pages displayed in “ExcerptExcerpt An excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox. View”
  • #32170 List table: sortable column headers 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). (
  • #32015 List table views: missing current class for “All” when logged in as Author

Patches we come up with will be given to the wpa11y test team for review with assistive technology. Test result will be added as a reply with the ticket.

We discussed how to address the “too many links” and “too much noise” issues in the list table.
In the tables on edit.php and upload.php there are more than one link to edit:

  1. the post title
  2. “Edit” in the row-actions
  3. in upload.php also the attachment is a link to edit

Our proposal:

  • remove the link “Edit” in the row-actions
  • test if the link on the attachment in upload.php can be hidden for screen readers by aria-hidden

Heading structure Admin

This is a complex problem, two tickets are addressing this:

  • #31650: Missing H1 headings in admin
  • #26601: Inappropriate content in headings on admin screens.

@trishasalas will investigate how best to address this problem and add that to the according tickets, we all will join in the discussion if needed.