Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: November 19, 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.

Team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. nominations

Last week, it was decided that the nominations for team rep would stay open until this meeting due to lack of nominations. During the last week, @joedolson nominated @joesimpsonjr, who accepted the nomination. @alexstine and @ryokuhi offered to keep helping out as team reps for the next six months, when the nominations open again. For the time being, the Accessibility team will have three team reps to help share the role.

Possibility of switching to bi-weekly meetings

The team agreed to switch to bi-weekly meetings instead of weekly ones, which will be especially useful near critical release dates. On the weeks when a meeting is not held, there will be an asynchronous sharing, especially from working groups referents. The bug-scrubs will continue to happen weekly and the meeting times and days will stay the same.

Upcoming changes to meetings

Open floor

@joedolson and @alh0319 are starting to plan the WordPress Accessibility Day 2022. A few things will be done differently from the first event.

  • The event will be independently organized, without involvement of the WordPress Community Team.
  • Planning and coordinating will happen in the WordPress Accessibility Day SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at Anyone who wants to be involved in the planning can send a Direct Message to @joedolson on the Make WordPress Slack.