Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: August 7, 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.

Rescheduling of the extra triage session

After a short discussion, the team agreed to reschedule the triage session to identify tickets to be labelled as good-first-bug for Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 15:00 UTC. To speed up the process, participants are encouraged to indentify in advance possible CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. tickets and 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. issues to include in the list.

Discussion about support of non-link elements in Gutenberg navigation

A discussion about the Gutenberg issue on how to support non-link elements in the Navigation block and screen followed. The team agreed that it is really useful to explore solutions to allow WordPress users to create mega menus (complex menus including elements other than lists of links) in a semantical and accessible way, without need of recurring to third-party solutions. @joedolson volunteered to add a comment to the issue about next steps for the Navigation block and screen.

Review of the Accessibility team weekly meeting’s day and time

You can find more details about this point in a self-contained post on the Make website about changing the day and time of the weekly meeting of the Accessibility team.