February 10, 2020 — If you are a theme, plugin or core developer/designer you need to test your work for accessibility errors, but how to do this and what are the guidelines to follow?
In this talk I will give you an overview of useful test tools, how to use them and how to integrate testing your development workflow.
Also, I will give you tips on additional testing that can’t be automated, like using and testing your work with only your keyboard.
January 14, 2020 — Accessibility is legally and morally important. Yes, it does take extra effort, but making your website accessible will help you reach more customers and should improve your site’s ranking by search engines.
Learn five user limitations and how to make sure your website works for everyone!
January 2, 2020 — October 23, 2018 – We’ll show you some easy steps to help make your WordPress website become ADA Section 508 compliant.
In this talk we’ll touch on WCAG 2.0 and how important web accessibility is for the hearing impaired and the blind.
December 27, 2019 — In this talk we will go over the basics of designing, developing and testing for accessibility. We will cover accessibility principles (POUR: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust) and approaches to achieving accessibility guidelines including: Color Contrast, Sizing & Spacing, Device Independent User Input, Page Structure, Headings, Testing Tools, Extensions, Testing with a Screen Reader.
December 25, 2019 — All about WCAG 2.0 AA compliance
1. How to know what level of WCAG 2.0 AA can be implemented on the website?
2. How to identify right parts of your site for WCAG 2.0 AA?
3. What are the methods or tools to achieve WCAG 2.0 AA?
November 13, 2019 — At a WordPress Meetup presentation, an attendee turned and punched Joe A. Simpson, Jr, in the arm saying, “accessibility makes me so angry!”
We’ll debunk common misconceptions designers, developers, and business owners have and learn how advocating for access to all improves your site SEO, design, user experience and function through interactive examples and discussion.
November 13, 2019 — While it is important to understand where SEO and accessibility (a11y) overlap in order to optimize correctly for both, it is important to note that optimizing for one is not necessarily akin to optimizing for the other. In other words, if you’ve optimized a page for search engines, it does not necessarily mean you made it accessible and visa versa. What it is very important to UNDERSTAND that there IS overlap – and if you understand the overlap, you can successfully optimize for both.
November 10, 2019 — Most freelancers and agencies who work in web knows that accessibility matters, but during the daily working life it is sometimes hard to include accessibility into the projects. At the same time accessibility seems like a huge area and it overwhelms sometimes to start with it. In this talk I will show some tools and resources about accessibility that makes it easy to start with accessibility. Also I will show the most common accessibility issues in web projects and provide simple solutions, that are easy to integrate.
November 4, 2019 — 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 to understand why accessibility is helpful for everyone, to help make your website better for the visually impaired, to help make your website better for the hearing impaired, to help make your website better for the mobility impaired, to improve your website SEO.
October 29, 2019 — We explain what the WCAG 2.1 guidelines are and why they are so important to us as WordPress developers and agencies.
Then we offer our easy and actionable steps that you can do to your website as soon as you get home to help you become compliant.
We of course go through and explain each step we offer so you will understand clearly.
Finally, we offer some resources and links to completely free plugins that you can use to test your websites Section 508 compliance and help your compliance instantly.