These are the weekly notes for the Accessibility 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.
Proposal to improve usage of keywords and labels on accessibility tickets, issues and pull requests
Add a new workflow to Trac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets. This will allow the accessibility team to skip a ticket if there is an in progress or not yet developed UI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. from popping up in weekly bug scrubs. The proposal post was published on the Accessibility blog. Our request will be brought up in dev chat.
Updates from the working groups
Only the groups with updates to share are listed below.
Gutenberg 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
The following updates were provided by @annezazu for Gutenberg.
Documentation and Patterns
moved the A11Y 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Pattern Library to its own document. The WCAG WCAG is an acronym for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These guidelines are helping make sure the internet is accessible to all people no matter how they would need to access the internet (screen-reader, keyboard only, etc) https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/. 2.1 Update doc was getting substantial.
not much movement. Requesting opinions on removing infinite scroll.
Regarding general, today we still had a look at the Awaiting Review queue, next priorities are:
- Assign an owner to all tickets in the 5.8 milestone.
- Go through tickets milestoned for 5.8 and marked as enhancements and feature requests.
It was suggested that the team make the accessibility team working groups more visible this way new contributors could find the list and know what each group’s responsibility is.