Accessibility Team Update: Sept 2

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 is still focusing on a global accessibility statement for WordPress and hopes to have a draft available for open discussion shortly. The theme access audits are now in a position to go “live” and we will be liaising with the Theme Review team on this over the next week or so.

After 18 months as team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts., I’m standing down. Joseph O’Connor offered to take this role on and his offer was accepted by the team during the recent IRC meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through 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 will help you find options in your area.. I’ll be working with him during the handover period. In the meantime, we will be continuing to monitor current TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets such as #24766 and the Features as Plugins Tracking list (thanks to Sam Sidler for giving us the heads up on this).