Accessibility team meeting notes for 3/29/2019

Meeting notes on Slack

Update on Automated testing

  • Some Twitter buzz and stars 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/ repo, but no testing comments yet.
  • Discussed best strategies for moving forward. Will work on integrating with common WordPress theme dev resources such as Underscores, WP CLICLI Command Line Interface. Terminal (Bash) in Mac, Command Prompt in Windows, or WP-CLI for WordPress., WPRig, etc.

User Handbook

  • Dave Ryan responded and reported that he expected to be submitting a draft to HelpHub this week.

Use of tables in Health Check

  • Health check pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party makes extensive use of tables for showing site information. Discussed whether these are data tables (and need headings) or presentational (and need role=presentational)
  • Decided that due to the mixed content of both columns, this was best as a presentational table, but that there is no particularly good other semantic choice for display of this information.

Should we copy the alt text decision tree for translations?

  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. media views & 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/ contain links to the W3CW3C The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.https://www.w3.org/. alt decision tree. That document is only available in English.
  • We need to determine a way to provide access to this data in translation.
  • Probably need to communicate with documentation and polyglots to figure out the path for this.

Meeting time change

  • Due to daylight saving time change in Europe, we voted to change the meeting time to 15:00 UTC.
  • Meeting time change effective 5 April, 2019.
  • Meeting time has been updated on make/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) and on the master list of team meetings.