May 28, 2016 — Angie Vale, Gary Jones, Rian Rietveld and Richard Senior are WordPress developers with a passion for web accessibility. They design, code, provide training and publish with accessibility in mind. They all own their own businesses and know how hard it is to include accessibility in their work.
The panel will answer some common questions regarding web accessibility, followed by questions from the audience.
April 28, 2016 — You probably already know to use headers and alt-text to improve website accessibility, but it’s so much more than that. Accessibility is not just for the blind. Come learn about the different aspects of accessibility and the simple steps you can take to improve accessibility for every website you work on.
April 28, 2016 — WordPress Greek Community 4th Meetup
Websites Accessible for People with Disabilities
April 21, 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. Those who can’t use the mouse can navigate your site using a keyboard or other input device. Some accessibility features might also improve your SEO. When your site is inaccessible, research shows you could be excluding up to 20 percent of your users. This talk for all skill levels will review tools and techniques you can use to test and improve your site’s accessibility.
April 6, 2016 — Accessibility is so much more than just catering to screen readers. What goes into making a website accessible? Many government contracts require websites to be accessible. A variety of companies and brands want them. It can affect the “magic” of SEO (ranking, search-ability, search engine karma, etc). How can you determine whether or not your website is?
Ultimately, it’s really not that hard, doing even one thing is better than nothing at all, and it’s never too late to start thinking about it. This talk will discuss both tools and techniques that can help you build accessible websites.
January 25, 2016 — Jak sprawić, aby to co publikujemy na stronach opartych na WordPressie było dostępne dla osób z niepełnosprawnościami, czy osób starszych.
Opowiem pokrótce czym jest standard WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), jak go zaimplementować i jaki będzie miało to wpływ na dostępność strony.
Czyli innymi słowy, jak sprawić aby niewidomi „zobaczyli” nasze strony czy blogi oparte na WordPressie.
December 30, 2015 — Sakar Upadhyaya Khatiwada a PHP based web developer from Proshore. He talked on Accessible WordPress(ing), what is accessibility and importance of it, the things that should be looked into to make the existing WordPress site accessible.
December 21, 2015 — The focus of my presentation will be 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 plugins; followed by a quick demonstration on how to evaluate a website’s accessibility.
December 19, 2015 — Every WordPress user—from bloggers to site managers to developers—needs to know how to format text that is accessible to all site visitors regardless of how they use a computer. Come learn what web accessibility is, watch examples of assistive technology in action, and see ways to format text, enter images, and generally improve the accessibility of a WordPress website. WordPress users of all levels will leave with new skills that can immediately improve their websites.
December 17, 2015 — In this presentation I’m going to demo two pieces of assistive technology, and show you how they are actually used by people who rely on them to access the web.
Featured assistive technology (AT):
Dragon NaturallySpeaking – voice recognition software, typically used by those with motor impairments for whom using mouse and keyboard is not an option.
NVDA – a free, open source screen reader, typically used by those who are blind, or with poor eyesight, but also sometimes used by dyslexics and others with cognitive impairments.
Come and learn what it’s like to browse the web from a different perspective.