A New Home for the WordPress Community? RSS Friends • WP community stories of the pandemic • The History of Screen Readers • Dumb questions about disability • “Crip Time”
Post Status has been a haven for kindness and generosity, but it’s thanks to our members, readers, listeners, colleagues, and friends that the work we do together and the fun we have is good, meaningful, and regenerative for our community. On that note, this is my last post in my role as editor at Post Status…
Back in July, Sabina Ionescu published a lot of different responses from people in the WordPress community to questions about the impact of the pandemic on them. I missed it then, but it’s still relevant and worth reading. Some other things I’ve enjoyed but haven’t slipped into a post yet: Joanne Limburg discusses the agonizing…
Big steps for accessibility at WordCamps. Miriam Schwab is in our Member Spotlight! Some upcoming events. Don’t miss being listed in our BF/CM deals!
In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, Dan and Ny take on three issues in the WordPress community that can threaten or impair trust while also revealing how foundational trust and healthy communication are: 1) racism and microaggressions, 2) the sudden removal and uncertain fate of the active install growth chart in the WordPress.org plugin repository, and 3) open source and security. Briefly discussed: emerging US federal policy that aims to secure open-source software. Zero-trust architecture might work well for networked machines, but human relationships and communities need trust.
The Post Status Member Spotlight turns onto Tom Greenwood this week. The WordPress community conversation about accessibility at WordCamps continues on Twitter, WP Builds, Post Status Draft, and Post Status Excerpt. Let’s have WordPress Accessibility for All!
WordCamp US, accessibility, disability, Ny’s “blood feud” with Uber, and salary transparency are the topics Dan Knauss and Nyasha Green take on this week for The Excerpt.
Accessibility at WCUS, at least for me, was frustrating at best, and tear-inducing at my lowest point. We need to do better as a community.
The wording on your job listings can invite applications — or turn good candidates away. An inclusive approach will attract the best people.
The results of WebAIM’s 3rd Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners are available with some interesting highlights including: 57% of respondents were male, 40% of respondents were female (5 times higher than the broader design/development field), and 3% non-binary, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming (twice as high as the broader design/development field). 29% of respondents indicated having…
Here is a great reminder from Lucy Greco that adding people with disabilities to your team improves that team’s perspectives and decision-making processes: “Just thinking about someone you know can improve the product.” 🤔 If disability is just a concept about an imaginary person who is not represented on your team or in your day-to-day…
Adrian Roselli has a proposal to increase the overall accessibility of the WordPress ecosystem. It involves Automattic building a dedicated accessibility team and additional training for employees and volunteers. Adrian says it’s not a massive hurdle: The process is not complex and recruiting participants can be easy when partnered with disability organizations.
End of content
End of content