Username or display name (will be displayed publicly): psychoslave
Categories/Tags/Keywords (up to 5): accessibility, Gadgets, infrastructure, Mediawiki
Session type (select one):
- Discussion (including Q/A) - 55 mins
Venue (select one):
- I wouldn't mind being on the main track
When are you available to have the session?
22 May somewhere in range [12:00pm-3:00pm]UTC would be perfect for me, but I should be able to go with any schedule in the week-end.
Short description of the session (~150 words):
Following a March 2021 use test session on Accessibility of Wikipedia, this session aim to give more light and love to the topic of accessibility of the Wikimedia infrastructure, in alignment to our 2030 goals of becoming an essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, where anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us [as we] break down the social, political, and technical barriers preventing people from accessing and contributing to free knowledge.
Anyone who has interest in accessibility. People directly concerned with accessibility features and developers with experience on the topic or on the Mediawiki stack would be especially valuable to evaluate what really matter and how easy/difficult would it be to improve some points.
What will participants get out of this session? (~50 words)
- knowing what is the current state of Wikimedia platform regarding accessibility,
- knowing what are our current strengths and what are the opportunities to improve it on this regard
- assessments of specific accessibility features for both difficulty of development and expected impact
- ideas to hack on during the rest of the week-end and beyond
- positive feedback we can give to the stakeholders involved in improving accessibility of our infrastructure: because showing appreciation of what is already there is as important as bringing constructive criticism
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