WP Accessibility 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) Day planning continued on Tuesday, 14 January, 2020
Design: Site, logo, hosting, etc.
@nrqsnchz volunteered to pair with somebody on design.
@ryokuhi verified that Global WordPress Translation Day was hosted by Siteground; @jbaudras will check with WP Translation day organizing team about how that was set up.
@joedolson checked domain options, @audrasjb will also check with WP Translation day team about securing the domain.
Still need additional volunteers to work on design. Would like a team of at least three people to plan architecture, build, and design.
@joedolson proposed using a model similar to ID24 (inclusive design 24); 24 hours, one talk per hour. Content will be selected from open submissions world-wide. Essentially a single-track, single-topic WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. running virtually for 24 hours.
Talks would probably be 30-40 minutes. Have live emcees who can chat with and do mini-interviews with speakers, handle q & a.
Use members of organizing team or a11y 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) team to handle emcee duties.
@vicent, @ryokuhi, @joedolson, and @bdeconinck volunteered to help with speaker selection. Further volunteers are welcome!
Local event coordination
We’ll want to list local events that are associated with WP Accessibility Day, such as viewing events or other related events.
- Need to be able to provide information to organizers setting up events on accessible event spaces
- Need to list accessibility features of events on site (e.g., live signing, audio enhancement, description services, etc.)
- Should have minimum requirements for events re: accessibility of event space.
Briefly discussed live translation services & post-event internationalization of content, but tabled the conversation as out-of-scope.
Dates are proposed in the #accessibility-events Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel; please vote on options.