Accessibility Team meeting notes for 22 November 2019

These are the weekly notes for the 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). ( team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Initial focus 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. blocks

The team continued the discussion about where initial focus should land on the different types of blocks available in the 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. For example, some blocks such as text-based blocks have a clearly defined editable area, which makes it obvious where focus should land. This however is not the case with a variety of blocks where text is not the primary element.

The team agreed to investigate and document initial focus on all the available blocks in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and post findings on a newly created spreadsheet that contains a list of all the blocks. We’ll revisit the list during the next meeting and evaluate our progress.

5.3.1 scope

The team’s goal for 5.3.1 is to address any immediate regressions introduced on 5.3. The tickets that need special attention are #48585, #48598, #47142, #47069 and #48420. Help with testing, patches and providing feedback is welcome.

Accessible color schemes

The team continued the discussion from the previous meeting about having color schemes in wp-admin that address specific accessibility needs. We think this could be a great feature proposal for 5.4 or 5.5.

The team agreed that we should start with a 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party that will reside in the accessibility team’s GitHub repository.