October 11, 2021 — This talk shares resources to help start your Accessibility journey and offers encouragement for taking your first steps.
In 2019, Sally Thoun had never heard of a WordCamp, MeetUp, Wapuu, or GitHub. She had heard about Accessibility but wasn’t sure exactly what it was all about. She was intimidated to even touch or edit a website and left that to her agency developers.
But what a difference a year makes! Last summer, she dove headfirst into Accessibility and WordPress. This new direction became a rewarding and fulfilling journey. In this talk, Sally shares her experiences to inspire the same purpose and passion that the selfless WordPress and Accessibility community has inspired in her.
October 10, 2021 — For the WordPress to be truly accessible, it has to be available to everyone. That means not only being available to those with disabilities, but also to others in the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Neurodivergent, and senior communities.
This talk explores some of the lesser known accessibility challenges that people in our community encounter with their digital experience. It suggests how we can all be advocates for one another, and deliver a better experience to more site visitors.
September 4, 2021 — Learn more about WordPress’ commitment to accessibility and the activities of the Make WordPress Acessibility team.
August 30, 2021 — This talk encourages tool creators to ensure that their work and their tools enable accessibility.
As creators of themes, plugins, and code that might be used by millions, tool creators have a significant responsibility to ensure that accessibility is a consideration in everything they build.
When a platform improves accessibility, the change can be powerful, trickling down to millions of websites that were built using it.
August 26, 2021 — This talk suggests some best practices for ensuring WordPress backend accessibility.
June 28, 2021 — Web forms should work. No doubt about that. And they should work for all visitors, regardless of device or ability.
Gravity Forms set as goal: to ensure that all forms created with Gravity Forms can be WCAG 2.1 AA compliant. It has been quite an eventful journey and Morgan and Rian are happy to share this with you.
Accessibility always was a focus point of Gravity Forms but, with the fast development of changing accessibility requirements and legislation worldwide, more specialised expertise was needed. Therefore Rian Rietveld, web accessibility specialist from Level Level joined the team.
In this talk we show you the steps we took to test and improve the accessibility of the forms build with Gravity Forms. Like doing an initial audit, training the developers and designers, finding good solutions for issues without breaking existing forms, helping the Q&A team with extra test tools and writing documentation.
This talk is for everyone that wants to enhance the accessibility of a web project and wants to learn the way to implement this in their workflow.
May 26, 2021 — This talk shares a holistic approach for the complete lifecycle of an accessible website, including how to iterate on existing content.
May 26, 2021 — Learn five tips that everyone can do to make their WordPress projects inclusive to the largest possible audience.
November 13, 2020 — Most WordCampers know what an image ALT tag is or have seen closed captions on television shows or YouTube videos. Still, the majority of those reading this skip these critical first steps in making client or personal sites accessible.
This talk covers these basics:
– What the first 4:44 seconds of the Lion King can teach us about accessibility
-How to find WordPress themes and plugins to get you started on being accessible right “out of the box”
– How to avoid generating creating “craptions” and tools to improve YouTube’s auto-captioning
– How, as a beginner, how you handle images and videos in a more mobile-first world can improve your site performance in SEO ranking
– How accessibility is often seen as an inconvenience but actually enhances your website performance if done correctly