Editor's Pick | Vol. 1 | Issue. 4

Remembering Rachel Olivero

Screenshot of Dries' blog post in Olivero Theme and a mugshot of Rachel Olivero

Four years have passed since Rachel Olivero left us. Drupal revered her by naming the current default frontend theme, 'Olivero.' Drupal is now WCAG compliant, and our added support for ATAG 2.0 proves that we live by her legacy. Drupal encourages the use of assistive technologies. It is all the more important for a person with vision disabilities. Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion are the cardinal ideals we follow, and Rachel was involved in all these areas. Her memorial in Drupal.org recalls that as a person who was blind, transgender, and a lesbian, Rachel understood a lot about the importance of diversity. She passed away on February 03, 2019. Let us keep on her vision forward, keeping Drupal open and accessible for everyone.

Last week, TheDropTimes (TDT) ran two interviews with the organizers of Florida DrupalCamp. AmyJune Hineline (volkswagenchick) emphasized the importance of accessibility in her interview, stating accessibility is not an option or an add-on; it should be a default. In the second interview, Adam Varn (hotsaucedesign) opines that the success of Olivero and Claro as modern, accessible themes shows that Drupal still has plenty to offer a themer interested in Drupal, and with the new Starterkit project coming to stabilization in Drupal 10, there will be even more tools.

Drupal 10 Development Cookbook got released last week, thanks to Matt Glaman, Kevin Quillen, and Justin Cornell. Drupal Association announced Rosa Ordinana and Lynne Capozzi joining as its new board members. As part of diversity and inclusion, the association is aligning with Black History Month. On Monday, 21 February 2021, at 10:00 am EST (15:00 hrs UTC), Joi Garrett, will introduce the new 'Black in Drupal' program.

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