Now that he’s back from holiday, please join me in welcoming @afercia as a guest committer A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component. for the 4.4 release cycle! Andrea (pronounced the proper Italian way) has been invaluable with the huge strides the accessibility 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 WordPress has taken over the past several releases, lending his experience with accessibility methods and software and tenacity in iterating on patches. He’s also contributed many patches outside of accessibility changes as he’s gotten to know various parts of core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. We’ve had a hard time keeping up with all of his work in such an important area of web development, so it’s our pleasure to hand him a set of reins to keep it going.