Team Meeting 3/21/2016

Our team meeting for today focused primarily on goal setting. As we’re nearing the release candidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. stage for WordPress 4.5, it’s time to move our attentions forward to the future again.

Coming out of 4.5, we know that while we’ve made a lot of progress on our top issues for that releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software., there’s still a fair amount of work to do, so we’ll be trying finish off the top issues from 4.5: color contrast audits and resolutions and the continuing removal of title attributes. Most of these questions require some significant design decisions, so we’ll be working closely with the design team to get these accomplished.

Moving forward into 4.6, we want to start work on making the internal search functions inside WordPress more consistent. We also need to tackle a few thorny problems in the media management UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing..

Looking further forward, we’re going to start developing some libraries to create accessible modal dialogs, accessible tabbed interfaces, and accessible tooltips for eventual inclusion in WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. The goal is for these to be available for theme and plug-in developers to use as well as for use within the core, so that everybody developing in WordPress can easily generate these types of user interfaces easily and accessibly.

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