Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: February 3, 2023

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 the meeting’s agenda here.

Updates from the working groups

Only groups that provided updates are shown below.

Documentation Team

@azhiyadev provided the following update:

  • @joedolson has updated all docs on The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. Two new documents have been added about online courses and 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 accessibility;
  • Carolina Nymark has updated the theme developer handbook and it is ready for review. An issue has been created for it here;
  • @ryokuhi shared a few statistics regarding the next major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality.: 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 happens next week: there are 9 closed tickets, already committed, with 13 tickets still open. We already decided to move at least of couple of them to 6.3, but for the others we’re waiting to move them until it’s necessary. There’s also an unreviewed ticket in the Awaiting Review queue, we’ll have a look at it next week.

Media Team

@joedolson is working to get as much done as possible by beta 1 on Tuesday. But the larger issues for 6.2 are not going to happen and will be rescheduled for 6.3.

Open floor

  • @joedolson mentioned if anyone has anything ready for review, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” him on the ticket.
  • @joesimpsonjr shared his first experience testing FSE, thanking Joe Dolson for his assistance.
  • @joedolson let the group know that he is receiving sponsorship from GoDaddy to contribute to WordPress about 12 hours a week, that will help to accelerate my ability to contribute. Thanks to GoDaddy for your support!