Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: July 1, 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 happen 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.

1. Accessibility Team Rep Discussion

@ryokuhi mentioned that he’s served as 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. over two years 9since June 2020) and he will be stepping away. What is the best approach to move forward? Currently a role shared with Joe and Alex, elections could be held now or later in September. Agreement that the elections should happen sooner than later, Stefano will remain until end of year if the role isn’t filled.

The normal process is to publish a post on the Accessibility Team’s blog and ask (or propose) contributors for the role and based on replies move foward. @joedolson nominated @sabernhardt during the discussion.

2. Updates for the working groups starting with General Team

@ryokuhi provided a status for General, sharing that the Proposed Schedule for WordPress 6.1 has been published. There are currently 20 tickets in the milestone, with 11 bug scrubs to take care of them, so we have plenty of time for that.

3. Documentaton Team

@joedolson proposed a change to the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party handbook a few weeks ago, but there hasn’t been any movement on the issue. @Hauwa Abashiya will plan to view this week.

4. Media Team update

Joe Dolson is working on the image editor with hopes of releasing it in July.

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