Accessibility team meeting notes: 3/15/2019

Meeting notes on Slack

Update on Automated testing

No updates this week on automated testing.

User Handbook

Still no updates. Still no movement on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/. Requesting updates for next week.

WordPress 5.2 tickets

AccessibilityAccessibility 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 are down to 16 pending tickets (from 30 in the original list.) Several are very close, and hope to get 4-5 more into the 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.. BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 is Thursday the 21st, so all patches should be ready for commit on Monday or Tuesday at the latest, to allow time for committer reviews.

Update on GutenbergGutenberg 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/ issues

5 issues from the original list are fixed, plus one that was added after the triage.

@afercia has categorized all issues by priority, based on personal judgement. Grouped into ‘normal’, ‘high’, and ‘omgbbq’.

No progress on 13663, one of the keystone items we want addressed.

We’re passing specific issues to the Editor team as priorities, to get their focus on specific concerns.

Open Floor

@abrightclearweb has gone through the Theme developer’s handbook looking for accessibility issues. Provided @joedolson with the list of issues; @joedolson will follow up to get these changes made.