Accessibility Overlay February Update

In November 2022, WordPress meetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. organizers expressed their disappointment in’s 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). ( overlay, and brought this to the attention of the Community Team. All details can be found in this post.

Below the latest updates from the team:

  • team completed an assessment with Deque on Dec 31, 2022. 
  • After the holiday break, they kicked off planning of the scope of work for remediation. 
  • The Deque assessment identified a total of 732 issues. 
  • team plans on addressing the issues as follows:
    • Phase 1: Design remediation issues (Design/Color Contrast – ~40% of all issues):
      • they plan on hiring an external consultant who will both guide the design/engineering teams on the best way to fix the issues and also train the Meetup staff & help update the processes to ensure future releases are compliant.  
    • Phase 2: Web remediation issues (Remaining issues – ~60%):
      • Website Components 
      • Component Library Components 
      • Remainder 

Thank you @angelasjin for the input to share these updates.

#accessibility, #meetup-com