Thanks a ton everyone. I've been rooting for an effort like this for so long, good to
see it gaining ground !
On 2 Nov 2016, at 23:32, Joshua Minor
Just a reminder that the Wikipedia accessibility brownbag will be tomorrow at 1:15 PDT.
Join us either in person in the Chip Deubner Lounge in SF, or via YouTube:
I'll be giving a brief intro on the basics of accessibility for the visually
impaired, and the work the iOS team has been doing this week, and Volker Eckl, Sr. UX
Engineer from the WMF Editing team will talk about efforts on OOjs UI for the web.
And huge thanks to the volunteers who showed up in Philly this weekend to hack on the app
with Corey, Joe and Austin (https://twitter.com/wild37/status/792485190924955648
<https://twitter.com/wild37/status/792485190924955648>). We're working through
your pull requests.
On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 1:44 PM, Joshua Minor <jminor(a)wikimedia.org
We all know the vision: All the knowledge. Every single human being.
To achieve this, we need to support users across geographies and languages, but also
people with different physical abilities.
The iOS team, along with others at the foundation, are taking the next week to focus on
how we can make our app, and projects, easier for people with visual impairments.
We're working with an expert blind developer named Austin Seraphin to make sure we
get it right, but we also need your help!
Check out our wiki: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Accessibility/2016_sprint
Some highlights of special events you can participate in over the next week:
If you are in the Philadelphia area this Saturday join engineers from the WMF iOS team
for an in person hack-a-thon to make the app more accessible 
Tune in one week from today, or join us in SF, for a brownbag about progress and
challenges of making OOjs UI and the iOS Wikipedia app accessible 
Contribute code, testing or comments for our accessibility tasks for iOS, or across
If you're not able to join us this week, Corey from the iOS team has also proposed a
related session for the Tech Summit. Check it his proposal here 
 Check his TedX talk on how mobile phones have enabled the blind:
 Event is at 1:15 PST in the 5th floor common space, and will be broadcast and
archived on YouTube. Streaming link will be posted on the wiki shortly. For staff, this
event is on the Staff and Learning and Fun calendars.
 Get started contributing by checking out our github:
<https://github.com/wikimedia/wikipedia-ios> Our work will happen on this phab
board for the next release: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/2281/
 There's no shortage of tasks for the web, apps and even internal tools:
PM for Wikipedia app for iOS
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