Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: December 17, 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.

Plans for meetings on January

After moving from having weekly meetings to having meetings every other week, it would be good for people willing to attend meetings to know in advance when they will be.

@joedolson suggested about moving to two meetings per month, so that it would be easier to add meetings in the meeting calendar. As this doesn’t seem to be too big of a change from having a meeting every two weeks, the team agreed to hold meetings on the first and third Friday of every month at 17:00 UTC. Bug-scrubs will continue to be held weekly on Friday at 16:00 UTC.

Updates from working groups

Only groups that provided updates are shown below.


@azhiyadev reported that there aren’t significant updates: she’s still going through the handbook and updating it. She’s also keeping an eye on the discussion for the WordPress 5.9 About page.


@ryokuhi reported that the 5.9 milestone on TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. is clear from tickets and that the awaiting review queue is almost clear, with only 7 tickets left.
13 tickets have already been milestoned for WordPress 6.0, no one with the early keyword.


@joedolson reported that there are no significant updates from the media working group, which is mostly getting started in planning for WordPress 6.0 and monitoring for anything that needs to be fixed.

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.

@alexstine reported that he had opened a ticket on Meta Trac about using the image caption as alternative text for single images in the Photo Directory. @joedolson suggested to make clear that the picture description will also be used as Alt text or to create a new ticket to add a separate alt attribute when uploading the image.

Open floor

@ryokuhi quickly reminded that there won’t be either bug-scrub or meeting on both December 24, 2021 and December 31, 2021.