Co-op design system team weeknotes: Issue 2

Continuing with our work on accessibility

Why is it important?

What we’ve done

  • need further discussion on the pass/fail criteria or on how we actually test them — and to what standards
  • couldn’t be tested as the component is not surfaced in the design system as yet
  • are not applicable to a component. For example the colour palette is not rated against using the correct HTML elements — we count these as passes to get a simpler metric.

What’s next?

  • taking the failed tests and creating a backlog of things to fix
  • looking into how we can automate some testing in the design system and web platform tenants
  • beginning to create a user journey level testing framework that we’ll test with product teams
  • Working with Dave Cunningham on the above and getting his help in more clearly defining what pass/fail really means in relation to the WCAG AA/AAA guidelines
  • planning more content design-led work as we welcome Alex Hall into the team after his sterling work on Membership
  • Starting design pattern meet-ups from next week
  • Having 2 days per fortnight of maintenance — to allow us to fix the accessibility errors we’ve found

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