Transcript meeting in Slack
Should we use <pre><code> or <pre> or shortcodes like [ php ] for displaying code examples? The shortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. adds a table, VoiceOver doesn’t announce this well and also jumps unexpectedly out of the code example.
Conclusion discussion: we need to do more research, also with other screen readers and see how they perform.
- Post about forms need a bit of text tweaking
- Post about archive page needs some addition text with discussion
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/
Two tests are still open:
- Test the Gutenberg inserter
- Test the Gutenberg toolbar roving tabindex
Pause meeting for the holidays
We will skip the meetings on December 25th and January 1st.
Items on the To-do list
- Research screen reader performance for code short codes like [ php ] or [ html HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. ]
- Write up a summary of things that will change in WCAG WCAG is an acronym for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These guidelines are helping make sure the internet is accessible to all people no matter how they would need to access the internet (screen-reader, keyboard only, etc) https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/. 2.1 for designers and developers
- Tests Gutenberg
VoiceOver on MacOS High Sierra
VoiceOver can finally read multi-language content. When it detects a different language, it switches to a synthesizer in that language.
Also new to VoiceOver is something equally new to iOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. 11: image descriptions. VoiceOver (VO) has been speaking the main objects in pictures since last year, but that was only for photos you’d stored in a Photos library. Now, you can press vo-shift-l while VO is on a picture to get a description, if the current app supports the feature. This even includes text recognition, letting you hear what’s in an image, even if it’s a screenshot or meme. Time will tell just how well this works in practice, but it’s great to see such a powerful feature being introduced, even if the artificial intelligence behind it seems to need more tweaking.
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) news / good reads