Speakers: Claire Brotherton

  • Claire Brotherton: The User Experience and Accessibility of Gutenberg

    Claire Brotherton: The User Experience and Accessibility of Gutenberg

    WordCamp Edinburgh 2018Speaker: Claire Brotherton

    April 7, 2019 — The new Gutenberg editor is a key part of WordPress 5.0 which is going to change the user experience of WordPress, for better or for worse. I will take a look at how Gutenberg has developed over its iterations as a plugin, examining how it works in terms of usefulness, desirability, usability, and findability, with a special focus on how accessible Gutenberg is for disabled users.

  • Claire Brotherton: Making popular WordPress plugins more accessible

    Claire Brotherton: Making popular WordPress plugins more accessible

    WordCamp Edinburgh 2017Speaker: Claire Brotherton

    April 7, 2019 — I’ll talk about some well-known WordPress plugins and show the accessibility issues that arise when using them. Then I’ll discuss what can be done to make their front-end output more accessible. That might involve:
    – asking the developer to make the next plugin version more accessible
    – adding another plugin to remedy the problems
    – modifying the plugin code yourself
    – finding or building a more accessible plugin

    Some of the plugins I’ll talk about are:
    – Contact Form 7
    – Gravity Forms
    – Simple Share Buttons Adder
    – Revolution Slider

  • Claire Brotherton: The How and Why of Small Business Blogging

    Claire Brotherton: The How and Why of Small Business Blogging

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Claire Brotherton

    May 30, 2016 — My session would be on the why and how of blogging and how it can be used to develop your business. What are the advantages, how can you develop a regular blogging habit and what plugins you can use to make life easier. Also how I kick-started my blogging with a blogging challenge.