Call for Testers: Community Gutenberg Accessibility Tests

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). ( Team last conducted a series of accessibility user tests in March. A lot of effort has been made to improve the accessibility of Gutenberg since those tests were conducted. It’s time to conduct another set of tests, so we want your helpWhat’s working better? What still needs work?

If you currently use an 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., we’d like you to test 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. with us again. Please comment on this post or pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” tofumatt in the #core-editor Slack channel to coordinate the tests. The tests will focus on common tasks to gauge Gutenberg’s current accessibility.

We’ll work out logistics (remote testing or in-person, etc.) for each person. This way the process will be as simple as possible for you. 😊