[community] WordPress needs help testing their new authoring environ

Mitchell, Jess jmitchell at ocadu.ca
Thu Mar 15 02:06:46 UTC 2018

Amazing John. I also pinged Rian about having a chat sometime about work we’ve done on the floeproject around authoring — in particular the work on accessible metadata.

I’ll be interested to hear how reaching out to her goes...


On Mar 14, 2018, at 9:48 PM, John W (personal) <pickupwillis at gmail.com<mailto:pickupwillis at gmail.com>> wrote:

Hey Jess, thanks for taking time to post this - I am using WP at the Ministry of Community & Social Services, to communicate with/engage the 11,000 staff who work in Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works (social assistance) - as a blind user, I'm quite interested in this topic

I'll connect with Rian and try to help out


On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 12:40 PM, Mitchell, Jess <jmitchell at ocadu.ca<mailto:jmitchell at ocadu.ca>> wrote:
The following text is from tweets with https://twitter.com/RianRietveld a WordPress engineer focused on accessibility and testing. Her personal page is here http://rianrietveld.com/

They are about to roll-out a new authoring environment in WP called Gutenberg…

Gutenberg is in development for almost a year now is getting ready for merge into WordPress. I'm gathering the troops to test it with AT, as we see major problems. We couldn't really test before because of all the changes that were made.
what we need most now is testers and people who help solving the a11y and usability problems.
The discussion is on GitHub with the tickets labeled accessibility. If you could test and join the discussion, that would be so helpful
If you need access to a test environment or need other resources, please let me know

You can reach her on Twitter directly or let me know if you want to reach her but aren’t on twitter!


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