January 22, 2016 — ARIA is way to communicate the semantics of rich internet applications to users of assistive technology. But it’s not just useful for accessibility; ARIA is a whole meta language of semantic attributes within HTML that allows us to clearly communicate the roles, states, and properties HTML elements have in a complex web site ecosystem.
I’ll talk about roles, states, and properties: what they are, how you use them, and how they can help us by creating more internally consistent HTML that’s also better for people with disabilities.
May 7, 2015 — Assessing web sites for accessibility can be a burdensome task. I’ll talk about how to use automated testing to improvement your testing. I’ll review the nature of automated testing so you know what automation will catch and what it won’t. Finally, I’ll talk about the tools available for doing automated testing in WordPress when working on themes, plug-ins, or WordPress core.
November 3, 2014 — Lightning Talk:
Web accessibility isn’t a collection of check boxes; it’s a way of thinking about web development. This talk outlines development habits for building WordPress sites that provide a consistent and reliable experience for everyone.
July 23, 2014 — With WordPress 3.8, the theme repository supports a tag called ‘accessibility-ready’, to promote and identify themes that make it possible to build an accessible web site with WordPress. Learn what it takes to make a theme meet the accessibility-ready guidelines — and why we can’t call any theme “accessible.”
May 15, 2014 — WordPress incorporates the powerful and flexible MediaElementJS library to handle audio and video files. It also includes oEmbed for many online video sources. On top of that, there are tons of plug-ins available for handling audio and video files. This presentation goes through the ins and outs of making your multimedia documents accessible, what the issues are with the native WordPress methods and popular plug-ins, and show you how to make sure that you’re making your media available to as much of your potential audience as you can.
November 19, 2013 — This presentation covers accessibility topics including implementing best practice accessibility for theme and plug-in developers, discussing current progress and goals from the WordPress Accessibility P2 group, and addresses general principles of accessibility useful for every WordPress developer and designer.