Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: April 7, 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 here.

## Updates from the working groups

Only groups that provided updates are shown below.

[### General Team[(

  • Reviewed 11 tickets 11 tickets in today’s bugscrub, slated several for 6.3 and closed two.

### Gutenberg Team

  • @annezazu reported on the following for the Gutenberg Team: I want to note this new layout type called “grid”: It would be rad to get some reviews here! Finally, various modals are becoming more common and I’d love to get some early a11y thought around unifying the various modals here: #49018 Try adding a grid layout type WordPress/gutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. | Mar 12th | Added by GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. #39308 Align pattern / template part modal dimensions, and add view options WordPress/gutenberg | Mar 9th, 2022 | Added by GitHub

### Media Team @joedolson provided the following updates on Media and 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. for discussion:

  • There’s a regression in media modal custom fields caused by some accessibility changes, so that’s a priority right now, targeted for 6.2.1. The change that prevented a loss of focus also caused custom fields not to display on newly uploaded items. So we’re hoping not to have to revert that, and find an alternative solution. Otherwise, just scoping out what will fit into the 6.3 plans. See:

### Meta Team Joe also provided this for the Meta Team: There’s a lot going on in Meta right now, but probably the biggest thing we should be watching for is the possible switch from Slack to Matrix for a core chat service. It’s still very much in exploration stages, but it could mean significant changes in work flow. Mozilla switched to Matrix in 2020; here’s some info from Marco Zehe on using it with a screen reader: Otherwise, there’s the ongoing redesign efforts and various new systems being spun up. It’s a lot to track…

Open floor

@joesimpsonjr mentioned making submissions for the WordPress Community Summit and announced @alexstine is helping organize 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. US 2023.

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