Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: May 20, 2022

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 SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Updates from Make Accessibility Working Groups

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@Hauwa Abashiya reported that @joedolson made an update to the Accessibility Handbook: How to Report Accessibility Issues. A note added about finding existing tickets and commenting at the top, and added an item about reporting blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor/full site editing issues, as well as some formatting/language adjustments.


@alexstine reported a few recent A11Y fixes. Other than that, really need feedback on this discussion. Help implementing would be great too. #38311 Improve keyboard navigation experience in all the block editors. He also mentioned wanting to make sure "we’re going down the right path. My latest comment called for a ton of changes and really needs a second set of eyes. Also, on the off chance this channel picked up any ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. devs is interested in contributing."

Open floor

@alexstine broached a topic for discussion — Due to WordcampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe 2022 (2-4 June), should the Accessibility Team meeting be rescheduled on June 3rd or be canceled? If canceled, the next meeting will not be until June 17th. He would be in favor of having next meeting on June 17th. #pizzatime