January 16, 2017 — Amanda Rush designs websites and web applications using various content management systems including WordPress, as well as testing websites for accessibility according to the W3C standards and for Section 508 compliance. She checks for usability with Jaws for Windows, Non-Visual Desktop Access, (NVDA), Window Eyes, System Access, and VoiceOver at Customer Servant Consultancy.
For the full description of the interview, go to: https://blog.wordpress.tv
December 23, 2016 — We often don’t think about people with disabilities when designing websites. They are the minority of our visitors and our budget is not that big, right? In this talk I will explore how people with disabilities use the web and will give you some guidelines that will help you create better user experiences for everyone.
December 12, 2016 — You want to learn how to build an accessible website or plugin and have no idea what is important or where to start? In this talk Rian will explain the most important issues and where to get help and documentation.
Also she will show you how to test your work and how to read the rest results.
December 7, 2016 — Sushil is a youth and disability rights activist currently working to raise awareness on disability rights and issue in Nepal and beyond. He is also a computer instructor, sound editor, blogger, positive thinker, writer, and the founder of a volunteer-based youth-led venture called, Bright Star Society.
Sushil is visually-impaired IT promoter and the advocate for accessibility. Through his presentation he highlighted the importance of having accessible ready websites and why it is one of the rising issue in the digital world.
October 8, 2016 — The transfer of information is paramount in design. Technology has made it possible to consume a mass of information in minimal time – is your design helping the flow of this information, or hindering it? While accessibility for those with challenges is one end of the spectrum, have you been designing for the other end? Have you been designing for telepathy or those with advanced capabilities? This talk will explore the spectrum of accessibility for both the challenged and the more advanced in today’s design.
October 8, 2016 — When your website is accessible, all users can access your content no matter their abilities. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader.
October 3, 2016 — In my discussion, I will review the Israeli website accessibility regulation, and discuss how website developers can act in order to limit their liability in case that the website owner is sought for damages.
September 29, 2016 — WordPress is secretly running so many sites we use today. WordPress is amazing, heavily distributed, and loved by many. Heather Migliorisi explains how they can be made even better when accessibility is added into the mix.
-Quick and easy fixes you can do right now (contrast, colors, and :focus)
-Common mistakes we make (images, icons, placeholder text vs. label, semantic faux pas, and roles)
-Choosing accessible themes and plugins
-Where to go for help
-Giving back to the community
September 24, 2016 — Trisha Salas presents ‘Accessibility: Tips, Tricks & Best Practices for Plugin Developers’.