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Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: July 31, 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.

This week we decided to continue the discussion around block focus outlines that started during the accessibility bug scrub right before our team meeting.

Rather than try to summarize it, I encourage those interested to follow the discussion in Slack.

We agreed to revisit this topic and discuss possible proposed solutions during our next extra bug scrub planned for Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 15:00 UTC.

We also agreed to

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Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: July 31, 2020

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly Accessibility Team meeting on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 15:00 UTC.

Finalize the date and time for the extra pre-alpha bug-scrub. Review our team meeting day/time and look at options to make it friendlier for folks across the globe. Discussion: update the WordPress accessibility coding standards to WCAG 2.1 Open floor

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The Accessibility Team bug scrub will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 14:00 UTC.

This meeting is held in

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Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: July 17, 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.

Removal of aria-labels for links opening in new tabs

We discussed this Gutenberg PR that removed the aria-label property from links set to open in a new tab. It was previously suggested by the team to remove since the old implementation was doing more harm than good.

That said, a proper solution has yet to be implemented and we’d like to discuss all the alternatives with the relevant teams.

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Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: July 17, 2020

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly Accessibility Team meeting on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 15:00 UTC.

Removal of aria-labels for links opening in new tabs Create “Accessibility Statement” tool with features equivalent to Privacy Policy Tools Initial implementation of <details> block

If you want to have a topic added to the agenda, please mention it in the comments of this post.

The Accessibility Team bug scrub will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 14:00 UTC.

This meeting is held in the #accessibility channel in the Making WordPress Slack (requires registration).

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Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: July 3, 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.

Changes to the “Transform to” button and block “movers” in Gutenberg

The team discussed the newly updated controls in the block toolbar for the ‘Transform to’ and ‘movers’ actions. The new design proposes quite a few substantial changes and this has raised accessibility concerns within the team.

@afercia noted a few problems, such as a missing ‘grab area’ and the ‘hand’ mouse pointer now being used for interactive controls. Other

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