Getting Started at a Contributor Day

This guide is intended to help you get started at a contributor day. It includes a schematic outline of what the group does and how to quickly get started. If you need any help, talk to the contributor day organizer, or ask your question in the #accessibility channel on Slack.

Group Responsibilities Group Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the accessibility team are:

  • accessibility audits of admin screens
  • add new accessibility features
  • help developers and designers understand accessibility needs
  • create and follow accessibility trac tickets
  • devise code to improve accessibility
  • create accessibility documentation
  • work on the accessibility of new default themes
  • create and maintain accessibility theme check process

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Common Tasks Common Tasks

As a member of the accessibility team, some common tasks that you’ll carry out are:

  • conduct accessibility audits of admin screens
  • conduct accessibility theme checks
  • work on new accessibility features
  • outreach to other teams within WordPress
  • outreach to the public
  • work on the accessibility of the user interface
  • update accessibility info in the inline docs

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Prior Knowledge Prior Knowledge

Prior knowledge that you’ll find helpful:

  • a basic understanding of the functionality needs of persons with disabilities
  • general technical writing skills
  • general organizational skills
  • some familiarity with WordPress is beneficial but you don’t need a deep understanding to get started
  • familiarity with manual accessibility testing tools is a plus
  • knowledge of manual accessibility testing is a big plus

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Essential Reading Essential Reading

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First Steps First Steps

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Contributor Day Activities Contributor Day Activities