Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: March 5, 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.

Review of accessibility team’s goals for WordPress 5.8

Following the pubblication of the call for WordPress 5.8 Accessibility Team’s goals, a discussion about the proposed goals should have taken place.

Some team members missed the post and it wasn’t clear if existing goals were to be reported again, so no comments to propose new or existing goals were added to the post.

According to the news about the changes to the release plan for 2021, WordPress 5.8 release will be postponed to July 2021, which gives a few more weeks for development: because of that, the team agreed to postpone the discussion about team goals for two weeks. Also, @ryokuhi agreed to summarize goals identified earlier and to add a comment to the call for team’s goals.

Open floor

@Estelaris asked for feedback from the team regarding the redesign of HelpHub (WordPress support documentation for end users). In particular, she asked for feedback on improving the use of the hashtag (#) symbol, which can be found next to each section heading and that links to that same heading, allowing for easy copy-and-paste of a link to that section of the documentation. After some discussion, the team was able to identify the issues of the current design and implementation and some possible paths to improve it. @Estelaris will do some more research and will write a P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at post, x-posting the Accessibility Team for reference.

@Hauwa Abashiya asked for some extra quick review of the accessibility standards.