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.
July 19, 2015 — Alle reden immer wieder über Barrierefreiheit. Jeder, der mit dem Web arbeitet, kennt die eine oder andere Regel, die es zu erfüllen gilt. Was genau sich hinter „barrierefrei“ verbirgt und wer davon profitieren soll, bleibt im Unklaren.
July 14, 2015 — Your theme accessibility-ready? Let me talk you through some crucial questions.
1. Why do you need your WordPress theme to be accessible for everyone?
2. How do different kinds of visitors use your site?
3. Why are links, headings, form labels and colours important?
4. Where to find the specs and documentation and how to test your theme.
June 17, 2015 — This talk discusses the literal definition, some common misconceptions, benefits and more benefits, as well as what accessibility means to me.
June 9, 2015 — Do you know what it takes to make a website that works for everyone? Come to this info-packed session to learn about website accessibility, WordPress accessibility initiatives, and the role that YOU play in making the web more accessible. There are resources, tips, and code snippets galore!
May 31, 2015 — Colour and A11y
Julio is colourblind and would like to share his user experiences with you, users and designers, where and why the colours or contrasts give me headache. He wants to give you the tricks to improve your designs – he is not a designer, help him to see better!
Empathy and User-Centred Design
The big difference between good and bad designers (and developers, copywriters—all of us) is how they handle people struggling with their design. In this lightning session Lance will argue why empathy is important to beautiful, engaging, and useful products.
Iconography: First Time for Everything
New projects bring new challenges. It’s what keeps our jobs interesting. Recently Dave had the opportunity to design a set of bespoke icons. Embracing this new challenge he wants to share his experience
The WordPress of Things
A man called Matt once said: “I see the future of WordPress as a web operating system.” We have done a great job at conquering desktop, mobile is going well, and there are plenty of new WordPress APIs to shout about… but where will WordPress sit within the “Internet of Things?”
May 30, 2015 — One of the recent WordPress accessibility initiatives has been the introduction of the ‘accessibility-ready’ tag for theme authors who wish to submit themes to the WordPress repository. The tag is used to indicate that a theme contains the best practices in web accessibility, and can form the basis of an accessible WordPress website. But uptake has been slow. This presentation looks at what you need to do to get your themes up to the ‘accessibility-ready’ standard – whether or not you intend to submit them to the repository. It’s not hard to do, and the benefits can be enormous for many, many people.
I will also be looking at whether it’s worth following the ‘accessibility-ready’ steps for plugins too.
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.
April 21, 2015 — This presentation discusses both tools and techniques that can help you build accessible websites.
April 17, 2015 — Prendre en compte l’accessibilité dans les projets WordPress, c’est permettre à tous les internautes d’accéder à votre site sans blocages, c’est faciliter l’accès à l’information et aux services.
Mais quels peuvent être les obstacles ? A travers des démonstrations, nous verrons comment les personnes en situation de handicap utilisent les sites Web et nous mettrons en évidence les difficultés rencontrées.
Et comment éliminer les barrières ? Nous analyserons les solutions existantes comme les thèmes «Accessibility-ready», l’extension WP Accessibility. Nous verrons comment agir sur le code généré par WordPress.
Nous examinerons quelques plugins ayant un bon niveau d’accessibilité ou qu’il est nécessaire d’améliorer.