Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: January 15, 2021

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.

Discuss the Goals for WordPress 5.7

Collect updates/feedback from the different working groups.

  • Media: moving through older TRACTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets.
  • Docs and accessibility patterns: no updates to share. Require feedback on documenting accessibility patterns.
  • Start the ground work of phasing out the accessible view in the widgets screen: 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. may be replacing the widgets screen, more to come soon.
  • Making sure there is a plan in place to have team to team communication to help with WordPress Learn: @alexstine will attend the meetings and help out the Learn team with cross-communication.
  • More Accessibility Ready tag reviewers for themes team: more frequent training around theme review guidelines. The possibility of pre-recording training sessions for independent learning.

Discuss 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. issue about “Avoid focusing blocks when inserting them into the canvas”

Discussion will continue in the GitHub Issue. @ryokuhi wrote a summary in the issue on what was discussed in the meeting.

Open floor

There was a super quick open floor, but nothing new was brought up.