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 21, 2014 — This session shows examples of how people with different kinds of disabilities use the web and the common obstacles they bump into. A good start in improving web accessibility is to understand the needs of the users. We all have a responsibility to assure that, regardless of what we produce on the Internet, it should be accessible to as many people as possible.
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.
March 20, 2014 — Site owners are looking for accessible WordPress themes. There is a spectacular lack of accessible WordPress themes. Accessibility practitioners around the world, including Rocio Alvarado of Montreal, are creating free accessible WordPress themes. The presentation covers accessibility in general and as it applies to WordPress in particular including accessible plugins and widgets, and also content creation.
February 27, 2014 — In this presentation I will give an overview of the current state of WordPress accessibility and why building accessible software is important.
Through some examples I will show how certain accessibility techniques influence how assistive technology is reading a web page.
I’ll give some tips and pointers to theme and plugin developers and finish with a Q&A session.
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.
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.
June 3, 2013 — John McKenna has a disability known as Arthrogryposis since birth. An electric wheelchair is his mode of transport, so naturally he has many views around the challenges this presents . John has been using WordPress as a useful tool in elevating the conversation between both the abled and disabled communities and with government and he comes to WordCamp to tell some of his story and how it is that WordPress has proven invaluable.
May 28, 2013 — Few accessible WordPress themes are available for free. Great things are happening @WPAccessibility now in core, plugins, widgets, and themes. This presentation talks about how to help people get involved, understand the situation, and perhaps form a Cities theme team.
May 19, 2013 — This presentation is specific about how to apply accessibility principles across the WP spectrum, for designers, content authors and developers. Specific methods for creating accessible content and keeping it accessible, particularly for eCommerce, government and transactional sites are presented.