Accessibility Meeting Notes for 12 April 2019

Continue discussion on WP.org profile badges

Reviewed criteria for Team/Contributor badges for the team:

1) Team badges:

  • Past team leads
  • Regular participation in meetings (at least once per month)
  • Leadership role
  • Writing documentation
  • Leading code contributions (project management for major tasks, significant code written, etc.)

2) Contributor Badge:

  • Occasional meeting participation
  • 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/. (bug reporting, testing, and patching)
  • Assisting in 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) 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

3) Update cycle

  • Badge assignments will be reviewed in mid April and mid October each year, and will be based on participation during the prior 6 months.

Additionally, we reviewed the badge assignments for the Accessibility team and contributors throughout the project. We believe that this is now up to date according to the above criteria.

If you’ve contributed to WordPress Accessibility and you do not have a badge assigned, please comment below and let us know! We assembled a lot of this from memory and searching through trackers, metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. activity, and slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. conversations. It was definitely not an infallible process.

If the reason you don’t have an Accessibility badge is because your contribution isn’t covered by the above criteria, please let us know that, as well! The criteria are open to changes.

Open Floor

@greatislander Wanted to address an small accessibility improvement that we could add to the Settings APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. immediately, since getting the complete API revamp is stalled at the moment. Team agreed that adding role="presentation" to make the settings tables presentational is probably a good choice, though we’ll want to test it.

Note

We got through only one item on our scheduled agenda for this week, since we spent most of the team getting our badges up to date. We’ve committed to a 6 month review cycle for badges, so that we never spend that much time on it again…

The rest of this week’s agenda will be addressed next week.