Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: June 12, 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.

New Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. nominations

The team has published a call for Team Rep nominations. We will be accepting submissions this week and will proceed with a vote during our next team meeting.

Next steps on documenting 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/’s accessibility features

The team will follow up on this task by creating a list of all the accessibility features in Gutenberg that need documenting. Once we have this list, we’ll start thinking about how we’d like to document these and where and how these will be communicated to users.

Call for testing: Removal of Infinite Scrolling from the media grid

As reported by @afercia, #50105: Remove infinite scrolling behavior from the Media grid is ready for accessibility testing. In particular, feedback is needed on focus management when new attachments are added to the media grid after users click “Load more”.

Help testing and providing feedback is appreciated on the TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket linked above.

Alternate views for WP List Tables

The team also discussed #49715: Alternate views for WP List Tables as some decisions need to be made.

The conversation centered around having three different views for tables, something like compact, default, and expanded, and the possibility for a global setting to allow the user to choose which view they prefer by default.

Report on the progress made during WCEU 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 members that facilitated during WCEU Contributor Day reported on the progress made during the event.

Along with attendees, the group worked on a ticket for the Plugins & Themes Auto-update feature and also worked on reporting an issue and submitting a pull request in the Gutenberg 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. https://github.com/ repository.

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