Accessibility Handbook and Docs Update

Since 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 we’ve gotten a lot more people contributing to the wpA11y Documentation team.  Welcome to Robert Jolly (@iamjolly), Barret Golding (@hearvox), Job Thomas (@jobtex) Scott Mann, Rachel Vasquez (@rachievee) and Nancy Thanki (@nancythanki)!

The spreadsheet for contributing the 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). ( Handbook can be found here

The idea is similar to the other handbooks in that you pick a section or even a page within that section and you can be the lead for that part of the handbook.  As you can see some of the sections have very little content (or none at all in some cases!) so we are in need of content creation as well as editing.

I have also started a basecamp that will hopefully help us to stay organized.  If you would like access to that please either comment here with your email address or you can 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 in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at @trishasalas.

Note that no content has been removed from the Handbook, things have just been rearranged.  If you can’t find something you were working on let me know and we can look together 😉