Accessibility Team meeting notes – March 20, 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 and next steps on the team’s position about the new default full screen mode in the editor

Continuing the discussion from two weeks ago, the team agreed to formulate in writing our position opposing this change and the accessibility implications it will have.

@audrasjb volunteered to start a document to summarize our position.

Suggest follow-up tasks and improvements for the Table 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.

The team discussed and agreed to reopen this issue about missing important features in the Table block.

@joedolson volunteered to reopen and summarize what still needs to be done.

Discussion of the new permalink UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.

We discussed this issue about improvements to the permalink UI in the block editor. We feel the new UI works pretty well now and we’d like to see the inaccessible one be removed.

@nrqsnchz will pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” the issue and request for the removal of the old UI.