November 27, 2020

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: November 13, 2020


These are the weekly notes for the Accessibility Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

Team Rep nominations

The team accepted nominations for a new Team Rep and we’re happy to share that both @alexstine and @sarahricker have been nominated for the role.

Given that more than one person was nominated, we are going to open a voting round so folks can vote for the person they’d like to see as our new Team Rep.

Please follow this link to vote The survey will be open until Friday, November 20, at 16:30 UTC.

Organization of team sub-groups

We discussed and decided to move forward with the idea of organizing our team around sub-groups. This will allow members of our small team to focus on specific areas of interest and expertise. The groups are:

  • Editor
  • Design
  • Media
  • Themes
  • Meta
  • Docs
  • General

Folks have already shown interest on the areas they’d like to participate in, so we’re going to give this new organization structure a try for the WP 5.7 release and we’ll adjust and adapt as necessary.

5.6 projects status

@sarahricker, our WP 5.6 Accessibility Release Coordinator, shared a status on the different projects the team is juggling during this release.

The Accessibility Statement plugin is currently being promoted in the About page. Help is needed reviewing the content of the generated statement. You can test and give feedback here.

@joedolson and @Hauwa Abashiya have been hard at work on the new pattern library to support WCAG 2.1. Please refer to the #accessibility-docs Slack channel for more info on how you can help.

The new Twenty Twenty-One theme is moving along and they need help testing the new dark mode.