The meeting on 10/16 went well, thanks so much to everyone who attended. We identified some long term goals & discussed the existing issues from an 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) point of view. @_Redd gave some good insight from watching her students interact with WordPress. You can find a copy of some brief meeting notes I took here.
I mentioned user testing as a place to start. @anthonydpaul generously offered to help with accessibility user testing during the DC accessibility meetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area..
You can find the initial draft of the project goals here. If you weren’t able to be at the meeting you can read the logs here.
I had a good talk with @designsimply about when and how to do user testing. We’ll meet again on 10/23 at 8:00pm UTC and I’ll share her ideas. From there we I’d like to come up with a game plan for moving forward.
If someone wants to attend but this isn’t a good time feel free to suggest another. There is definitely some flexibility about when we meet 🙂