Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: June 2, 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

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Documentation and General Teams

@joedolson has been focused on scrubbing older 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. issues in bug scrubs; trying to get some of the early concerns re-addressed and establish status updates and has several patches nearing readiness to commit; awaiting some feedback.

Media Team

@joedolson mentioned needing needing opinions on [#50523] ( He’s requested feedback from #design and hoping to get it soon.

Themes Team

@joedolson reviewed three #accessibility-ready theme candidates last week, to help the themes team out. Anyone interested in training on how to review, contact Joe.

Open floor

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 is next week and we talked about Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. Also talked about WordPress Community Summit and being invited.

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