October 7, 2015 — “Web Accessibility is not just for developers, there are plenty of things people can do to get involved. This presentation will focus on the different ways you can contribute to Web Accessibility and how you can help spread the word. We will cover some Web Accessibility fundamentals and why it’s important. From there we will go over the various ways you can communicate and increase exposure to Web Accessibility using various terms and avenues. Next we will discuss WordPress Accessibility specifically and the different aspects surrounding it. Finally, we will go over the different ways you can contribute to WordPress Accessibility.
It’s well-known that there is power in numbers, so the more we can advocate the more we can evoke change.
August 6, 2015 — The focus of this presentation is making a WordPress theme more accessible for those with disabilities. This presentation is programming specific, and cover various HTML and CSS requirements to ensure any WordPress theme is accessibility-ready. I cover accessible images, media, link text, headings, keyboard navigation, colour contrast, skip links, and forms; and how a developer can program these aspects to meet WCAG 2.0 Guidelines.
July 27, 2015 — The focus of my presentation is on WordPress and website accessibility; from a front-end perspective. First, I will explain what web accessibility is and why it is important. To continue, I will discuss AODA and Section 508 regulations for Canada and the United States. Then, I will go over some key WCAG 2.0 compliancy requirements a developer will need to ensure the websites they develop are fully accessible. From there, I will showcase a few web accessibility tools, then some WordPress accessibility tools and tips.
June 17, 2015 — This talk discusses the literal definition, some common misconceptions, benefits and more benefits, as well as what accessibility means to me.
August 19, 2014 — The focus of this quick presentation is on website and WordPress accessibility. It briefly explains what web accessibility is and what it involves and demonstrates a popular web accessibility evaluation tool that any develop can use to test their website’s accessibility.
December 19, 2013 — Learn about WordPress accessibility for the physically disabled. This talk goes over some interesting facts on internet trends concerning the disabled and why it is important that we cater to this demographic. It covers some current and generalized strategies for making any website more accessible. And it showcases some specific WordPress plugins and techniques that make WordPress websites way more accessible to the disabled.