Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: August 13, 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

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Almost all tickets in the Awaiting Review queue are cleared. Also, the WP Notify project has offered to help us make the current WordPress notification system accessible, a big thank you to them.

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.

The latest call for Full Site Editing testing is out.

Open floor

@ryokuhi will not be available for the next two weeks of bug scrubs. If you wish to fill in, let @ryokuhi or @alexstine know.