Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: October 30, 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.

Team meeting time change

Starting Friday, November 6 2020, our team meeting and bug scrubs times will shift one hour to accommodate the recent end of daylight savings time across the world.

The team meeting will now be held at 16:00 UTC, and the bug scrub at 15:00 UTC. Please refer to the WordPress Meetings Calendar for more info.

Upcoming 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. call for nominations

As my term as Team rep comes to an end, we’ll be holding a call for new Team rep nominations during our next meeting. Depending on the number of nominations, we’ll define if we will be holding a voting round after the meeting.

If you are interested in the role or know someone who would be a great fit, next week you’ll have the opportunity to nominate yourselves or others for the role.

Please feel free to reach out to @ryokuhi or me (@nrqsnchz) on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at if you have any questions about the role or the process.

Improvements to team workflows

The team held a discussion on our process around discussing issues and tickets in our team channel and during our team meetings.

The topic of working asynchronously came up, as we don’t always have the time to cover everything during our meetings, and tangentially not everyone is able to attend our weekly meetings for various reasons.

We also talked about creating sub-groups on our team that can focus on specific areas of interest and expertise. We are very mindful of the limited resources our team has, and we think being smart about how we each spend our time is something we need to improve.

We agreed to pick up this conversation during our next meeting and start organizing the team around this idea.