Accessibility Team meeting notes – April 24, 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Progress report on 5.5 work

The team has been making progress towards our planned work for the 5.5 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.:

@afercia noted that some of the 5.5 TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets might need to be pushed to the Editor and Media teams and that we need to know who the release focus leads are for those teams so we can refer to them.

@ryelle created this Trac ticket to move forward the discussion around creating new color schemes. @ryelle, @joedolson, and @nrqsnchz agreed to continue the discussion after the meeting.

@audrasjb has a patch ready for the WP-Admin fly-out menu ticket and is working on a first draft for the Alternate List Tables work.

Anyone interested in getting involved on any of these projects is encouraged to reach out. Your help is needed.

WCEU2020 Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. team tasks

We continued discussing the tasks that need our attention for Contributor Day during WordCamp Europe 2020. We’ve set up a spreadsheet in order to keep track and review progress.

@ryokuhi, @joedolson, and @nrqsnchz have signed up to help facilitate during the day. We still need more folks to sign up in order to be able to more comfortably cover all the hours needed.

We also discussed how many working groups we expect to need and also be able to handle. We agreed that two working groups divided by level of experience contributing to WordPress would be a good plan.

Folks interested in helping on any of these tasks are welcome to chime in too!

Open floor

@ryokuhi reminded everyone that the WordPress Accessibility Day website will be going live next week.

Next WPAD planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, 29 April at 16:30 UTC.

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