We talked about five topics in our weekly meeting:
- How to process test results for Gutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/.
- New Handbook topics.
- Project managing a11y 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) tickets in trac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/..
- Windows High Contrast mode.
- Open floor.
We tried Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. Threads for the first time. Each topic was in it’s own thread. It was mostly confusing and you can’t put images or code snippets in the thread. Good thing is that afterwards it’s easier (at least for me) to follow discussions.
It’s worth noting that Devon Persing and Scott Vinkle joined our meeting. They work in a team called Simply Accessible.
Here are short summaries about discussions.
How to process test results for Gutenberg
First Gutenberg test results are full of data. Andrea Fercia have filtered the report and I’ll post issues in Github. We also agreed to follow accessibility label in Github. We should know at least the titles of the accessibility 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) issues. Unfortunately most of the team members doesn’t have enough time to contribute on Gutenberg.
It’s also important to create more specific tests with simple tasks like
- keyboard navigation.
- focus management.
- navigating between different parts.
- screen reader text issues.
New Handbook topics
We have started gathering topics to new accessibility handbook. The idea is to educate others by writing summaries of different topics and collect good resources of them. For now ideas are in Google Sheet, let me know if you have more topics in mind or want to help out in any other way.
Project managing a11y tickets in trac
Trac can be overwhelming even if looking info from Trac Handbook. Therefore Morten Rand-Hendriksen pulled data from CSV export into Google Sheet. We are exploring would that help
- to get a quick overview of what’s happening.
- see what tickets new contributors should focus on.
- see who is involved and what the status is.
We are not sure yet how to make use of this and Morten will look into it more. For example could it be automated.
Windows High Contrast mode
High contrast mode benefit users with low vision or people working in dark environments. More information can be found in two places:
- Comment in Gutenberg issue.
- Focus style and High Contrast Mode Trac ticket.
This is not issue only in Gutenberg but in WordPress admin in general.
We talked about food, what else 🙂