02.10.21 Meeting minutes
02.10.21 Meeting minutes#
What are people working on?#
Keyboard shortcuts and default keyboard navigation with assistive devices. This Came up with this PR JLab #9031 but it seems like it could be a bigger discussion for understanding how these things interact now and in the future.
Thanks to Thomas for replying here!
Max has been working on a new filebrowser. Trying to bake accessibility in on a low level. Issue with notes:
Using the WAI ARIA spec for grid and table properties. These not only need regular labels, but also descriptions for how they are nested and a flag for the position.
Max would like feedback/for someone to test it with a screenreader.
This is a really helpful exploration that should help us with other tables used in JupyterLab. Further references with a treegrid example are here.
Question on Max’s lumino PR conflicts with https://github.com/jupyterlab/jupyterlab/pull/9622 - Martha reviewed it and is clarifying what labels they are using across PRs so that they are consistent.
Martha’s PR at #9622 is ready for final review and to be merged after one more commit to match labels across PRs.
For testing: pa11y -s, –standard
the accessibility standard to use: Section508 (U.S. focused), WCAG2A, WCAG2AA (default), WCAG2AAA – only used by htmlcs runner
numfocus GSoC team would be a solid team for working on accessibility docs
#9742 because I’ve had some people asking me about accessibility tests elsewhere and I wanted a place to collect the discussion as it relates to JLab.
an issue on the accessibility repo about best practices for accessibility docs
As a last check, remember to ask yourself if things need to be translated. - ARIA values usually need it - Table headers might need to be translated? This is worth further research. - Data in a table does not need to be.
Possible Canadian grant: https://accessible.canada.ca/advancing-accessibility-standards-research/funding
NSF, NIH, DoE (both of them) NSF future of work https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21548/nsf21548.htm
Does documentation seem like a good project to get outside help on?
Accessibility workshop updates! There isn’t something we can share now, but people are working on it and there should be updates in the next few weeks.
Merged PRs (let’s celebrate!)#
Tony merged #9648! :tada: Thanks to Thomas, Martha, and Max for reviewing it! Congrats, all!