Accessibility Team Update: January 29, 2014

Testing Continues

Discussion about testing continued this week with a question about generating tickets to address test findings. We will not pursue creating tickets until we have completed testing all admin screens. Reference was made to outstanding accessibility tickets and how they can be viewed. We will be looking for patterns in addition to specific issues. An example of this is an early finding that effective visual focus indication for keyboard-only users is inconsistent. This is a general pattern, not limited to any one screen.

Team Leads

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 discussed team leads and the consensus of the group is that Joseph Karr O’Connor @accessiblejoe will remain as the 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. and the very capable Amanda Rush @arush will step up as the alternate team rep.