Accessibility Team meeting notes for January 17, 2020

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.

Summary of the second WordPress Accessibility Day planning meeting

Earlier this the week we had our second planning meeting. Planning is well underway and the team has reached out to outside sources for help in order to make some key decisions.

The proposed dates for the next meeting have been posted in the #accessibility-events channel in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Dates for the upcoming 5.4 bug scrubs

In addition to our weekly bug scrub that happens every Friday at 15:00 UTC, we will be facilitating an addition bug scrub meeting on Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC, to address all TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets and GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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. issues for the 5.4 release.

Continue conversation on 5.5 focuses

As previously discussed, the team would like to start planning and working on our focuses for the 5.5 release. It’s been suggested we start work an accessible color schemes for wp-admin and start looking at the Full-site editing work that is ongoing in the Gutenberg repository in GitHub.