Accessibility team update for March 9, 2019

  • Health Check pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party review: 9 issues opened, 7 already fixed.
  • 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). ( automated testing tools: The project is close to be publicly released and the team is now moving it into the WPAccessibility GitHub repository.
  • TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets triage:
    • 24 Tickets milestoned in 5.2, the next major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. (30 last week), all assigned to an owner.
    • There is some good progress on at least other 3 of the most tricky tickets.
    • 8 Tickets committed this week.
  • GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. accessibility issues triage: the accessibility team is going to give a triage document to the #core-editor team to help to prioritize the issues. However, both Accessibility and Editor teams are a bit short in term of developers availability so the idea is to handle 3-4 issues per week if possible.
  • Gutenberg User Documentation: awaiting feedback from Docs team.

Last meeting recap: