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Meetup.com Accessibility Overlay Update

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In recent weeks, WordPress meetup organizers expressed their disappointment in Meetup.com’s new accessibility overlay, and brought this to the attention of the Community Team. Since then, @peiraisotta and I met with Meetup’s Director of Engineering, their Head of Customer Success, and their GM of Meetup Pro. 

Meetup.com was very receptive to our feedback, and they have removed the accessibility overlay.

Here are some additional notes from our chat. 

Meetup was working with EqualWeb. EqualWeb’s widget does scan for accessibility issues, and the original plan was for EqualWeb’s team (real people!) to provide progressive fixes to the overlay. Meetup’s hope was

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Meetup.com Accessibility Overlay Update