Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: May 28, 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.

Updates from working groups

Only working groups that provided updates are listed below.

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.

Feedback for the Seventh Call for FSE Testing is always welcome .


Having a look at the milestone on TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub., there are 11 open tickets in the 5.8 milestone. 5 other tickets have been closed. The current period is dedicated to fixing bugs and ends on June 8.


The media team managed to get some key accessibility-related enhancements into coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. before the deadline, so that was satisfying. They are now turning attention to get some bug fixes in and to test and polish the enhancements.

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.

A new ticket about coding string status on only through color was opened in the Meta Trac and needs design feedback. @critterverse offered to take a look and provide any thoughts/feedback.

Open floor

@ryokuhi and @alexstine are going to meet with Mike Gifford in response to the following message.

Are there folks in the WP community working on improving the authoring interface in terms of accessibility? Specifically ATAG 2.0 Part B? Anyways, would love a discussion at some time with folks who might be interested in the findings from the We4Authors Cluster.

They will provide a summary of the discussion during the next meeting to keep things as open and transparent as possible.