10.21.20 Meeting Minutes
10.21.20 Meeting Minutes#
Max @telamonian Isabela @isabela-pf Martha @marthacryan Alex @ajbozarth Jason Grout @jasongrout
Logistic check in#
Does this time seem like it will keep working? Yes.
If so I’d rather schedule it further out and add it somewhere more public so people can drop in. I can bring this up in JLab team meeting too, if so.
We’d like to propose concrete accessibility goals would be so that we can organize it into JupyterLab’s release cycle and encourage people to focus on them. These are some ideas of where to start.
Max brought up screen readers. Find most common and start from that paradigm.
discussion on github: https://github.com/jupyter/accessibility/issues/14
Closing accessibility issues that already exist. There’s already been work pointing out some of the issues (like here https://github.com/jupyterlab/jupyterlab/issues?q=is:issue+is:open+web4all)
Can we produce guidelines/docs/resources (or something similar)? This might help other people get involved and make the effort more sustainable.
Creating an actionable plan and possibly getting some grant money/full time help
What are people working on?#
Reached out to Tania Allard and Chris Holdgraf. They made point to keep all discussions online, so there shouldn’t be anything we are missing. Haven’t heard from Tania. This just means I’m trying to collect and understand what has already happened so we don’t redo or overlook existing work.
Here’s some common places these discussions live (in Jupyter):
Jupyter Discourse accessibility Category https://discourse.jupyter.org/c/special-topics/accessibility/29
Jupyter accessibility repo https://github.com/jupyter/accessibility
JupyterLab accessibility issue label https://github.com/jupyterlab/jupyterlab/issues?q=is:open+is:issue+label:tag:Accessibility
Jupyter Notebook accessibility issue label https://github.com/jupyter/notebook/labels/tag:Accessibility
JupyterHub accessibility issue label https://github.com/jupyterhub/jupyterhub/labels/accessibility
Accessibility resource doc. WIP. Please feel free to add so we can help each other learn. Don’t let it get in the way of doing other work, but add as you find useful things. https://docs.google.com/document/d/12cusZV0j91yZTty_BQndorwTIgRloKR7WEWP2aGNp5A/edit?usp=sharing
Install NVDA or JAWS and gain familiarity with screen readers in general as well as JupyterLab
Isabela needs to triage existing JupyterLab issues so we can assign/move forward with them
Try and reconvene hackathon group to make sure we are understanding the same issues and have proper context to move forward and not repeat work that’s already been started.
Explore Phosphor and Lumino accessibility issues and PRs. This might be the metaphorical root of a lot of our problems. - Big PRs in the DOM and menu system that started but did not get finished
Look for grants for funding a full-time accessibility dev
Schedule meeting with Jason catching us up on work that’s been done in Phosphor
Explore Firefox accessibility tools. They’ve been recommended as a good starting point.