Hallway Hangout: Improving accessibility in the Site Editor

To ensure the Site Editor can be used by everyone, this hallway hangout aims to dive deep into the current 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) of this new experience with the aim to iterate and improve.

How to join

If you’re interested in joining, the Hallway Hangout will happen on 2023-09-14 15:00. A Zoom link will be shared in the #accessibility 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/. channel before starting and all are welcome to join, whether to listen or participate, for as long or as little as you’d like.


At a high level, we’ll go through the following:

  • Quick intros.
  • Discussions around current concerns.
  • Demos of pain points from @alexstine and @joedolson.
  • Discussion about ways to resolve/address current, known issues.

As a reminder, hallway hangouts are meant to be casual and collaborative so come prepared with a kind, curious mind along with any questions or items you want to discuss around this important area of the project. Outside of the time for demos, we’ll intentionally have space for open discussion.

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