Testing Matrix

The goal 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting for August 4th, 2023 is to run our meeting in Matrix to give it a test for accessibility in various contexts. For the purposes of testing, we’ll want to have a diverse collection of devices and modes: high contrast, screen readers, etc., to get different perspectives on what works best.

Online App

Open the Element web app.

Change the home server from ‘matrix.org’ to ‘community.wordpress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/

Log-in using the WordPress.org single sign-on.

Use in browser.

Embedded Chat

Go to https://make.wordpress.org/meta/chat/

Behavior is unpredictable depending on your current interaction state with this page. You may see an error and need to back up a couple of steps until you get a sign in option. 

Follows the same sign-in process through SSO; only gives access to the one embedded room.

This method will probably not be very useful for us in testing, but worth looking at.


There are a lot of different apps for Matrix. Browse all apps.

Choose one and install it. You’ll need to set your server to https://community.wordpress.org and log-in. 

  • Element
  • FluffyChat
  • Syphon
  • Quadrix