Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: August 13, 2021

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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Updates from working groups

Only working groups that provided updates are shown below.

General

Almost all tickets in the Awaiting Review queue are cleared. Also, the WP Notify project has offered to help us make the current WordPress notification system accessible, a big thank you to them.

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/

The latest call for Full Site Editing testing is out.

Open floor

@ryokuhi will not be available for the next two weeks of bug scrubs. If you wish to fill in, let @ryokuhi or @alexstine know.

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Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: August 13, 2021

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, August 13, 2021, 16:00 UTC.

  • Updates from working groups
    • Design
    • Documentation
    • General
    • 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/
    • Media
    • 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.
    • Themes
  • Open floor

If you want to have a topic added to the agenda, please mention it in the comments of this post.

The Accessibility Team bug-scrub will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021, 15:00 UTC.

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 Notes: August 6, 2021

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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Discuss ticket Network admin can’t be accessed via keyboard.

This ticket has been moved to 5.9 milestone.

Discuss ticket Proposal: Simplify WordPress Admin Navigation.

As this is a huge project, the team agreed to see if anybody in the Design team wants to own the ticket.

Open floor

The issue about removing the screen-reader-text:focus class from Gutenberg and the related pull request could use some feedback.

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Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: August 6, 2021

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, August 6, 2021, 16:00 UTC.

If you want to have a topic added to the agenda, please mention it in the comments of this post.

The Accessibility Team bug-scrub will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021, 15:00 UTC.

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).

#agenda

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: July 30, 2021

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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Accessibility team’s quarterly updates

Every three months, all WordPress teams shares some updates about what they are working on. The call for updates was published a few weeks ago and missed by the team reps, but the related questions were discussed during the meeting anyway.

  • What did the team contribute most to last quarter?
  • What does the team want to contribute most to this quarter?
  • What are the biggest things standing in your way?
  • What are the things the team is the most proud of right now?

A summary of the discussion with the answers to the above questions will be posted in the #team-reps channel as soon as possible.

Updates from the working groups

Only groups that provided updates are shown below.

Design

Ticket #47012 (discussed during the team’s last-but-one bug-scrub) was mentioned during a triage in the #design channel on Slack.

General

The working group is still reviewing tickets in the Awaiting Review queue: their hope is to be able to clear it in a couple months. Then, together with targeting tickets in the 5.9 milestone, they’ll start to work on the 153 tickets currently milestoned for a Future Release.

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/

@critterverse shared a post about new features and next steps for Full Site Editing, with valuables insights on what the Editor Team has been working on and will work on in the near future.

Media

The media working group is planning work for the next WordPress releases (5.8.1 and 5.9) and will continue to identify targets in the next weeks. At the moment, ticket #53827 is milestoned for 5.8.1 and five tickets have been milestoned for 5.9. Also, during the 5.9 release cicle, the Media Team plans on iterating towards pagination in the media library (no ticket has been created yet).

Open floor

@ryokuhi won’t be able to attend the bug-scrubs and the meetings planned for August 20th and August 27th: people available to facilitate them are invited to volunteer.

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Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: July 30, 2021

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, Luly 30, 2021 at 16:00 UTC.

  • Accessibility team’s quarterly updates
  • Updates from the team’s working groups:
    • Design
    • Documentation
    • General
    • 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/
    • Media
    • 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.
    • Themes
  • Open floor

If you want to have a topic added to the agenda, please mention it in the comments of this post.

The Accessibility Team bug-scrub will be held on July 7, 2021, at 15:00 UTC.

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).

#agenda

Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: July 23, 2021

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, July 23, 2021, 16:00 UTC.

  • Review the team’s activities for the 5.8 release
  • Updates from working groups
  • Request Accessibility Team feedback 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/ PR Fix some JAWS bugs #33627.
  • Open floor

If you want to have a topic added to the agenda, please mention it in the comments of this post.

The Accessibility Team bug-scrub will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021, 15:00 UTC.

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).

#agenda

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: July 16, 2021

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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

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/ PR Add a Navigation Heading block. #33351 needs Accessibility team feedback

This was discussed during the meeting and a follow-up comment was added to the pull request.

Collect opinions surrounding removing the landmark/region from the "Open publish panel" button in Gutenberg. Related issue: Reconsider save and publishing flow for keyboard users #30634

The Accessibility team seems to be happy to keep the landmark/regions in place for the "Open publish panel" button.

Open floor

#meeting-notes

Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: July 16, 2021

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, July 16, 2021, 16:00 UTC.

If you want to have a topic added to the agenda, please mention it in the comments of this post.

The Accessibility Team bug-scrub will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021, 15:00 UTC.

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).

#agenda

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: July 9, 2021

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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Decide on how to best track accessibility tickets on 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. TRACTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/.

Right now, there is no good way to track accessibility tickets on Meta TRAC. @joedolson offered to follow-up with the Meta team to find out if adding Focus to Meta TRAC would be a viable option.

Updates from working groups

Only groups that provided updates are shown below.

Documentation

Update from @azhiyadev.

We are working on a Pattern library and currently moving content over from our working Google doc to Make. If anyone wants to work on a Pattern, please let me know.

Media

Everything for 5.8 is good. Holding a meeting next week to discuss 5.9 goals. Any outstanding media accessibility issues can be sent to @joedolson.

Meta

The team is currently working on the themes directory.

Open floor

Testing is always welcome, please help us test WordPress 5.8 Full Site Editing Features.

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