Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: March 26, 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.

Update from working groups

  • Design: no update.
  • Docs and Patterns: @Jill Mugge has done some work on the Pattern Library, specifically the Alternative text pattern as well as fleshing out more topics under Content patterns. @azhiyadev has started to work on the accessibility handbook.
  • General: no update.
  • 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. A few updates
  • Media: lots of planned work but no progress at this point.
  • MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.: no update.
  • Themes: no update.

Open floor

  • Next week @azhiyadev will run the accessibility team meeting and @alexstine will cover the bug scrub.
  • Even though more clocks are changing due to daylight savings time, bug scrub and meeting times will stay the same.