Accessibility team meeting notes for 17 May 2019

Meeting transcript on Slack

Primary Goals for WP 5.3

Rough timeline for 5.3 is mid-August. That gives about 2 months until 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..

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. audit issues are in progress, and are a priority; other priority should be the 43 tickets slated for next 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. on tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. Many of these are media tickets, which would be a good focus with broad applicability between Gutenberg and classic editor experience.

@anevins and @karmatosed will take lead to triage and communicate with media/design teams as appropriate.

Improving form input validation is a valuable project, but probably not in scope for 5.3. @greatislander will open ticket, with plans to research during 5.3 and hopefully be able to implement in 5.4.

User Handbook

No evidence of this happening; we need to work on reviewing the content written by @abrightclearweb, get it up to date, then make a publication plan.

Gutenberg Open Forum

New member made observations about learning 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:

Sometimes it can be tricky to move blocks around. Drag and drop doesn’t work too well for me, so I use the arrows on the left side. They’re not that big in size and can be tricky. I was also stumped by the right sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. settings when I first got started. It took some time to get use to how they work and how the context changes depending on what block I’ve selected, if any.

@Chuck, user of Zoom software

Improving control size would be helpful.