Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: November 12, 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.

Given that WordPress 5.9 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 will be released on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, @ryokuhi suggested to skip the point about the updates from the working groups and to quickly go through the other points, in order to allow more time to go through the tickets milestoned for 5.9 which weren’t discussed during the bug-scrub that had started before the meeting.

Team Reps nominations

As no one nominated either themselves or someone else for the role, the team agreed to postpone the deadline for nominations by one week: the new deadline is November 19, 2021. You can find more information in the Call for Team Reps nominations post.

@joedolson suggested the possibility of moving to bi-weekly meetings, to reduce the burden on Team Reps. This proposal requires extra discussion and will be considered during one of the next weekly meetings, when the team will be less focused on the next release.

Open floor

No topic was raised during open floor.