Accessibility Team meeting agenda: March 15

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly 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 on Friday March 15, 2019 at 16:00.

  • Update on Automated testing
  • Update on User Handbook
  • Update on WordPress 5.2 tickets
  • Update on 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ accessibility issues

If you have any additional topics to propose, please comment below.

Accessibility Bug scrub will happen on Friday March 15, 2019 at 15:00.

This meeting is held in the #accessibility channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (requires registration).

Cross-post: Video: Accessibility walkthough of navigation menu block designs

Accessibility Team meeting agenda: March 1

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly 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 on Friday 1 March 2019 at 16:00.

  • Health Check plug-in a11yAccessibility 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)
  • Update on User Handbook
  • Update on Automated testing
  • Review 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ a11y issue triage to further prioritize
  • Open Forum

If you have any additional topics to propose, please comment below.

Accessibility Bug scrub will happen on Friday 1 March 2019 at 15:00

This meeting is held in the #accessibility channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (requires registration).

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Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: February 22nd

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly 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 on Friday 22 February 2019 at 16:00.

  • Uniform Search Planning
  • Update on User Handbook
  • Prioritize 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ A11yAccessibility 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) issues for WP 5.2
  • Search: Replace Placeholder with Label (https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/13900)
  • Surface keyboard shortcuts visibly (https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/13688)
  • Improve keyboard navigation between the block inspector and the block content (https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/13663)
  • Open Forum

If you have any additional topics to propose, please comment below.

Accessibility Bug scrub will happen on Friday 22 February 2019 at 15:00

This meeting is held in the #accessibility channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (requires registration).

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: February 15th

Meeting notes on Slack

Lack of Agendas & publishing of notes

  • We’ve struggled to get agendas and notes published recently, due to personal issues.
  • Will get all notes caught up with today (@joedolson)
  • Want to devise a better system for preparing agendas, that takes into account who will be present at any given meeting.
  • Last week’s meeting agenda contained numerous items where nobody present had relevant new information.
  • People anticipating attending a meeting should contact team reps if they have a topic they’d like to raise

Updates on 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ user docs

  • Still no updates on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ or elsewhere
  • Mentioned in update chat with @chanthaboune; hope to get some information soon.
  • Should we publish the docs for assistive technologyAssistive technology Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology ourselves, or would that just create long-term confusion?

WordPress 5.2 ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. schedule

  • Release schedule has been set for late April.
  • Time frame will not allow for Uniform Search
  • We believe it does give space for us to accomplish the 32 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) tickets currently slated for next release.
  • @joedolson will take ownership of the Uniform Search ticket so that we can begin planning, aiming to accomplish this in 5.3

Open Floor

  • From @afercia: note new proposal to systematically integrate animated micro-interactions in Gutenberg’s UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing..
  • While we don’t have any fundamental problems with this in general, we should comment to ensure that the accessibility concerns with animations are raised.
  • From @afercia: BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. specific responsive controls – very complicated and questionable semantics, particularly due to multiple controls that share the same label – labels should be unique. Topic will be discussed in design meeting, as well.

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: February 8th

Meeting notes on Slack

Updates on WP 5.2 schedule and goal setting

  • No known schedule, nobody present has an update.
  • Discussed Uniform Search – what it is, what it would require, and what we need in order to have time for it.

Updates on 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ user docs

  • Pinged @dryanpress for updates, no response.
  • Apparently no action on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ issue since January 15th.

Updates on Gutenberg phase II

  • Major discussions since last week’s meeting on the topic of navigating between blocks and sidebar (inspector)
  • Lots of promising ideas and engagement; working to reach a decision and implementation.
  • Work is developing on the Navigation menu block. Navigation menus are one of the more complicated and essential features, so 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) should monitor this in an ongoing manner.

Open Floor

Discussed goals with @vossisboss to identify a good path for participation.

Post meeting follow-up:

@greatislander showed up shortly after the meeting with an update on automated testing:

  • Initial idea of packaging as a plug-in proved infeasible due to the size of the package.
  • Waiting on updates for the publication of axe-jest-puppetteer packages to NPM (anticipated around 5.1 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software..)

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: February 1st

Meeting notes on Slack

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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Phase 2 Widgets Screen

  • Goal is to start using blocks on the widgets screen; building out blocks to match existing widgets
  • Discussion of the general design, layout and 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) of new page
  • Current design repurposes Gutenberg layout
  • Reproduces same issues with sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. as in Gutenberg editor
  • Should we focus on improving the Sidebar UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. or different design in Widgets?
  • Design should be consistent; so fixing the Sidebar UI is important
  • Many possible issues to address; top priority is topbar/inspector (Sidebar) navigation

Validate 5.2 Accessibility focused tickets scope / Triage update

Currently 30 accessibility tickets milestoned for 5.2. All of them have owners. Depending on 5.2 schedule, we may not be able to handle more.

5.2 schedule is currently an unknown factor.

Current goal: handle these 30 tickets for 5.2, revise based on schedule.
Ambition goal: work on #31818 (Uniform Search) if 5.2 schedule allows.

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: January 25th

Apologies for the late report. We’re working on getting caught up!

Meeting notes on Slack

Individual availabilility in coming months

The majority of attendees have 1-4 hours per week available. We’d like to take some time to come up with better usage of time for those who have only very small amounts of availability, as anybody with only 1-2 hours a week is essentially only attending meetings.

Update on Automated Testing projects

  • Axe tests are running against Twenty Nineteen
  • Setup is clunky because the NPM packages aren’t published yet
  • Next steps:
    • Make it easier to install/run tests against any theme
    • Possible to install dependencies without requiring a clone of 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
    • Goal: installable as a 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party for easy installation
  • Joe Dolson will update 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) theme unit test data for use in theme testing. Needs to incorporate Gutenberg blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. output.

Update from research team/Gutenberg user testing

  • No one was present with information to report.

Verify team About page is up to date

  • Agreed that the info is essentially accurate, although we may want to make some changes anyway. Joe Dolson will review and report back.
  • Question whether the team has any materials on WP specific accessibility testing workflows; shared the accessibility-ready theme testing guidelines, which are already included on the About page.

Tickets for discussion:

  • https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4091
  • https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/38338

Discussion on 4091 (Slack)

Discussion on 38338 (Slack)

Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: February 1st

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly 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 on Friday 1 February 2019 at 16:00.

  1. 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ phase 2 Widgets screen – GitHub Issue 13204
  2. Validate 5.2 Accessibility focused tickets scope / Triage update
  3. Open floor

If you have any additional topics to propose, please comment below.

Accessibility Bug scrub will happen on Friday 1 February 2019 at 15:00

This meeting is held in the #accessibility channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (requires registration).

Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: January 25th

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly 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 on Friday 25 January 2019 at 16:00

  1. Individual availability for the incoming months
  2. Update on automated testing projects
  3. Update from Research team/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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ user testing process and communication
  4. Verify the team About page is up to date: https://wordpress.org/about/accessibility/
  5. Discuss tickets https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4091 and https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/38338
  6. Open floor

If you have any additional topics to propose, please comment below.

Accessibility Bug scrub will happen on Friday 25 January 2019 at 15:00

This meeting is held in the #accessibility channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (requires registration).