Accessibility Team meeting notes – March 6, 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.

Discussion on the accessibility implications of the recent change to the full-screen mode in the editor

The team discussed the recent change to the full-screen mode in the editor. There is a general concern about the usability and accessibility implications this new default setting will have. In particular, this change potentially violates WCAGWCAG WCAG is an acronym for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These guidelines are helping make sure the internet is accessible to all people no matter how they would need to access the internet (screen-reader, keyboard only, etc)’s success criteria of Consistent navigation and Consistent identification.

@audrasjb volunteered to summarize the team’s feedback and create an issue 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.’s 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. repository.

Planning for the upcoming start and end of daylight saving time (DST) in some countries and regions

The team agreed to not change our meeting times for the time being. We’ll revisit this topic and adjust if necessary once all countries and regions have changed DST observance.