Accessibility Team Update: December 18, 2013

Focus on Keyboard 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). (

The accessibility team met today to discuss a new initiative:

  • We will conduct an audit of keyboard accessibility and make those findings available to everyone
  • We will reach out to other teams to disseminate this information
  • Our short term goal is to add keyboard accessibility to everyone’s toolkit
  • Our long term goal is to institutionalize accessibility.

Support Requests

Two projects have asked for help from the accessibility team:

  • Widget Improvements: @davidakennedy has volunteered to provide support
  • AH-O2: @trishasalas is already providing support

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