Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: October 26, 2018

Meeting transcript on Slack

Agenda for the meeting

  1. Discuss bug scrub weekday/time
  2. Discuss and validate Gutenberg accessibility feedback before publishing
  3. Open floor

Bug scrub weekday/time

As the Accessibility meeting weekday/time has moved to every Fridays, 15:00 UTC, bug scrub meeting also moved to Friday, 1 hour before the meeting.

Accessibility bug scrub: Friday, 14:00 UTC
Accessibility team meeting: Friday, 15:00 UTC

Please note that both will move after Day Saving Time end in the US.

Discuss and validate Gutenberg accessibility feedback before publishing

The aim of this document is to address in an objective and professional way the accessibility issues encountered with the Block Editor. The focus is set on the ability to author, edit, and publish posts, which is the primary purpose of WordPress.

There is 5 groups of issues:

  • Cognitive Load & Complexity
  • Inconsistent User Interface Behavior
  • Accessibility Anti-Patterns
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Keyboard Navigation

The post is available on Make/Accessibility Blog:

The team tried to make this communication accessible to users with no or little accessibility expertise. If you have any question about this document, please comment it.

Open floor

The team discussed some best practices for a better accessibility in Slack conversations:

  • Do not use threads as they are not accessible
  • Avoid large blocks of text
  • Give some time between messages
  • Consider people have different typing speed
  • Use formal beginning/end markers
  • Emojis: are they accessible?

Persons with accessibility needs are encouraged to give feedback and ask for improvements they would like to get.

Next meeting: November 2nd, 2018 15:00 UTC