Accessibility Team Meeting Notes for 4/5/2019

Meeting notes on Slack

Profile badges

  • We have not been keeping up to date on these for some time.
  • We don’t have a consistent plan for granting badges.
  • @audrasjb will create a spreadsheet to share among the team where we will document badges
  • @joedolson will figure out who needs to be notified about new badge assignments
  • The team will jointly figure out who needs to be awarded badges.
  • Tentative policy agreed on:

1) Team badges:
– Regular participation in meetings
– Leadership role
– Writing documentation
– Leading code contributions

2) Contributor Badge:
– Code contributions 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/ or TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/.
– Assisting in Accessibilty Support forumSupport Forum WordPress Support Forums is a place to go for help and conversations around using WordPress. Also the place to go to report issues that are caused by errors with the WordPress code and implementations. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/.
– Performing A11yAccessibility 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) Theme Reviews

Update on Automated Testing

  • @greatislander has been in communication about getting added to WP Rig
  • Some feedback on documentation improvements
  • No response from Underscores yet

BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor User Handbook update

  • No new information.

Should we copy the alt text decision tree for translations?

  • @audrasjb feels strongly that we should make our own copy and provide all translations in handbook/HelpHub.
  • Reviewed licensing for 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/. docs, which will permit this as long as we credit them appropriately.
  • @audrasjb volunteered to take on copying the tree over.
  • Will finalize decision in next meeting; want @afercia to be present for the final conversation.

Uniform Search

  • No progress made. Nobody has yet stepped up to share the process of figuring out what this will entail.

Open Floor

@luke_pettway reported that the Navigation block is going into development very soon. His interactions with the team working on that exposed a number of 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) blind spots, so hopefully the development process for this will work well to iterate through those issues.

See this comment on the Navigation menu block for revised information on the proposal.

See the prototype for more information on proposed interactions.

Luke will write up notes and post to the channel for comments; he wants some second opinions in some areas.