Ideas for the accessibility team at the Community Summit 2017
What can the accessibility team do on the 2017 WordPress Community Summit (CS) before WordCamp Europe in Paris?
Here some ideas, comment below this post if you want to join the CS for the accessibility (a11y) team or if you have suggestions or remarks.
Note: the deadline for submission is March 3, 2017.
So we should make final decisions on the a11y team meeting in Slack on Februari 27.
1. Proposed topics
@joedolson did a writeup on safeguarding the accessibility of the new editor. We have to make plans on how to provide our a11y expertise and resources to the editor team.
The same counts for the customizer as for the new editor. Although this is a feature already is in core, it continuously needs our attentions and work.
How to educate developers and designers more effectively. Ideas: better documentation, different approach for the handbook, accessibility talks, reviews, training, courses, a Day of A11y, etc…
Get more developers and designers involved
Set up a plan how to involve more coders and designers to work on a11y tickets in WordPress trac. And if people are joining, how to keep them involved for a longer time.
We need to review our GitHub repo a11y theme patterns. Is this the place we want to publish code and is the code still valid (some of it is 2 years old). Does the code validate for WordPress code standards, etc..
After a few years of trying we just don’t seem to find the time and people to set this up. My proposal is to leave the concept of writing stuff ourselves but instead build a great list of resources and put WordPress specific issues in the core handbook.
So far Andrea Fercia, David Kennedy (probably), Morten Rand Hendriksen, Rian Rietveld and Sami Keijonen (if he can find a sponsor) want to be at the CS.
Anyone else wants to represent the a11y team?
3. Help with the organisation of the event
The CS organisers ask for one or two contributors who are willing to help with: posts, communication, travel assistance, finding sponsors, etc.
As for the a11y team: the travel expenses of Andrea, David and Rian will be covered by their employers. It would be nice if we could find a sponsor for Sami.
Who wants to volunteer or sponsor this Community Summit??
Please put your ideas in the comments, we will discuss this on the accessibility team meeting in Slack February 27, 18:00 UTC.