Search Results for ‘accessibility

  • Christine Laikind: Making the case for accessibility

    Christine Laikind: Making the case for accessibility

    WordCamp Atlanta 2018Speaker: Christine Laikind

    August 22, 2018 — Christine Laikind, born deaf, and founder of SCS Digital Marketing has made it her mission to share her knowledge and experience about (lack of) accessibility and website compliance to the WordCamp attendees.

  • Kim Camp Smalley: Evaluating The Accessibility Of Websites

    Kim Camp Smalley: Evaluating The Accessibility Of Websites

    WordCamp Atlanta 2018Speaker: Kim Camp Smalley

    August 9, 2018 — The number of companies facing legal action for inaccessible websites is on the rise. Inaccessible websites and digital content can limit access to users with disabilities. WordPress users can employ web accessibility evaluation tools to help determine if their content is accessible to users with disabilities. This session will provide an overview of several WordPress plugins, web-based tools, and accessibility resources. Designers, developers, and content creators can utilize these tools to evaluate websites against recognized guidelines and create a better user experience.


    -Understand the laws and standards regarding web accessibility.
    -Great techniques and tools to evaluate your WordPress site for accessibility.
    -Identify the limitations of automated evaluations.

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  • Rian Rietveld, Sami Keijonen: Testing Web Accessibility

    Rian Rietveld, Sami Keijonen: Testing Web Accessibility

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speakers: Rian Rietveld, Sami Keijonen

    August 6, 2018 — People use different ways to interact with the web. Users navigate for example with a keyboard only or with their voice. To make this work properly, it ‘s necessary that the design, code and content is properly set up, accessible for all devices and users. How do you test the accessibility of a design, code and content of a web project? What are the guidelines to test against?

    We will go through the different ways to use the web, which guidelines to use, what to look out for when checking for accessibility errors and which checks and tools you can use to help you test. We will also discuss a setup for automated testing. Bring your laptop and join in.

    This workshop is for people who develop, design and write content, of all levels.

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  • Adrian Roselli: Prototyping Accessibility

    Adrian Roselli: Prototyping Accessibility

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Adrian Roselli

    August 6, 2018 — Learn some fundamentals of accessibility and how it can benefit you (whether future you from aging or you after something else limits your abilities). We’ll review differing abilities, generate (minimal) user stories and personas, discuss best practices for design and development, prototype some ideas (on paper), and discuss where to get help. This isn’t intended to be a deep dive into technologies, but more of an overall primer for those who aren’t sure where to start with accessibility nor how it helps them.

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  • Kimberly Norris : Designing for Accessibility and Illiteracy

    Kimberly Norris : Designing for Accessibility and Illiteracy

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2017Speaker: Kimberly Norris

    July 15, 2018 — According to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level. While we are making great strides towards a web that is accessible to everyone, this population still remains largely under-served. How can we modify our understanding of “digital a11y” to include users with literacy challenges? This session will begin with a broad discussion of accessibility, for those who may be new to the topic, and then move into what we can do to meet the needs of specific users, with a focus on those who can’t read, read poorly, or read English as a second language. Participants will engage in a series of exercises designed to illustrate the importance of website accessibility, build empathy and understanding for multiple user communities, and develop skills to make more useful websites.

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  • Brian DeConinck: Thinking About Accessibility Before You Hit Publish

    Brian DeConinck: Thinking About Accessibility Before You Hit Publish

    WordCamp Raleigh 2018Speaker: Brian DeConinck

    June 20, 2018 — In this session, we examine the NC State Accessibility Helper, a homegrown plugin that makes accessibility testing a part of WordPress. We will discuss common issues reported by users of assistive technology and how those issues are introduced when creating content. We will then discuss how our plugin addresses these issues using an open source accessibility testing engine called aXe.

  • Chris David Miles : Web Accessibility and WordPress

    Chris David Miles : Web Accessibility and WordPress

    WordCamp Orange County 2018Speaker: Chris David Miles

    June 17, 2018 — This talk will provide an overview of web accessibility standards and will demonstrate how to use existing tools to ensure your themes, plugins, and content are compliant with those standards. This talk is designed for WordPress developers of all skill levels who want the sites they create and manage to be as accessible as possible. Topics will include: Selling your clients (and yourself) on web accessibility, an introduction to WordPress accessibility guidelines for theme and plugin developers, an overview of manual and automated accessibility testing tools, common accessibility pitfalls to avoid, and where to learn more about web accessibility tools and standards.

  • H. Trevor Johnson-Steigelman: 5 Ways to Improve your Website Accessibility

    H. Trevor Johnson-Steigelman: 5 Ways to Improve your Website Accessibility

    WordCamp Buffalo 2018Speaker: H. Trevor Johnson-Steigelman

    May 29, 2018 — Over 15 million U.S. Internet users have some form of impairment that affects their ability to use the Internet.
    In this talk, we will share some simple ways to improve your site’s accessibility. These changes help everyone. As an extra bonus, accessibility improves your search engine optimization (SEO).
    By the end of this session, you will be able…
    1. To understand why accessibility is helpful for everyone.
    2. To help make your website better for the visually impaired.
    3. To help make your website better for the hearing impaired.
    4. To help make your website better for the mobility impaired.
    5. To improve your website SEO.

  • Ongart Visarnpat: Government and Accessibility website Standard

    Ongart Visarnpat: Government and Accessibility website Standard

    WordCamp Bangkok 2018Speaker: Ongart Visarnpat

    April 11, 2018 — มาตรฐานเว็บไซต์ภาครัฐ ตัวอย่างผลการตรวจประเมิณเว็บไซต์หน่วยงานราชการ และ เล่าเรื่องงานพัฒนาเว็บไซต์เพื่อผู้พิการตามมาตรฐาน WCAG

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  • Gian Wild: Mobile Accessibility

    Gian Wild: Mobile Accessibility

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Gian Wild

    February 21, 2018 — Unfortunately, when developing WCAG2, the Working Group did not envision the current world where mobile is almost ubiquitous. For example, on a mobile device there is no continual access to a keyboard (unless someone is using it as an add-on to the device – or using a Blackberry Classic). WCAG2 requires that all content be accessible to the keyboard interface, but it does not require that all content be accessible to a mouse or to a touchscreen user – which is essential on a mobile device. Gian Wild talks about the unique accessibility issues on a mobile site and mobile app, including hover traps, VoiceOver swipe traps and zoom traps.

    Accessibility is important to all – not everyone using your mobile app, device or wearable will be fully functioning: either because they have a disability or they are simply engaged elsewhere. Gian Wild talks about the things that are essential to avoid when designing mobile apps, devices and wearables to ensure that everyone can use them.

    This is a fun talk, with lots of gasps and laughter. It is example after example of mobile accessibility fails – but they just look like mobile fails! In this way I try and stress that a usability issue is really an accessibility issue, and making a mobile site accessible actually makes it usable too.

    I talk about specific mobile accessibility features: pinch zoom, native screen readers, haptic keyboard etc, and system accessibility settings: font size, screen rotation, high contrast etc
    I outline the major things that need to be considered when dealing with a mobile site or mobile app:

    Autoplay and movement
    On-screen keyboard traps, hover traps, VoiceOver swipe traps, Touch traps
    Text size
    Inherited system settings
    In-app settings
    Color contrast
    Missing functionality
    Pixellation on zoom
    Touch target size
    Spacing between touch targets