Speakers: Graham Armfield

  • Graham Armfield: Designing for Accessibility

    Graham Armfield: Designing for Accessibility

    WordCamp Manchester 2017Speaker: Graham Armfield

    December 12, 2017 — The accessibility of a website is significantly affected by the underlying HTML, CSS and javascript that developers use to create it. But it is also possible to impact upon the accessibility of a site at the design stage – both the visual design, and the interactive design or UX. And it’s not just about colour schemes either.

    In this presentation I will outline a few key points to keep in mind when you are designing your next beautiful website or theme. I will illustrate the points with some good (and bad) examples.

    Good design and web accessibility can go hand in hand – come and find out how.

    I have previously presented this talk at WordCamp London 2017 and WordCamp Bristol 2017, WordCamp Edinburgh and a couple of WP meetup groups.

  • Graham Armfield: Designing for Accessibility

    Graham Armfield: Designing for Accessibility

    WordCamp London 2017Speaker: Graham Armfield

    May 30, 2017 — The accessibility of a website is significantly affected by the underlying HTML, CSS and javascript that developers use to create it. But it is also possible to impact upon the accessibility of a site at the design stage – both the visual design, and the interactive design or UX. And it’s not just about colour schemes either.

    In this presentation I will outline a few key points to keep in mind when you are designing your next beautiful website or theme. I will illustrate the points with some good (and bad) examples.

    Good design and web accessibility can go hand in hand – come and find out how.

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  • Graham Armfield: Assistive Technology Demo

    Graham Armfield: Assistive Technology Demo

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Graham Armfield

    July 4, 2016 — While speaking about accessibility I’ve realised that for some people the key to understanding why accessibility is so important comes from experiencing how people with disabilities actually use the websites we build. So I’ll be demoing two pieces of assistive technology (AT): Dragon – voice recognition software and NVDA – a screen reader.

  • Graham Armfield: Accessible Accordions for Your WordPress Theme

    Graham Armfield: Accessible Accordions for Your WordPress Theme

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Graham Armfield

    May 29, 2016 — ARIA attributes are important in web accessibility to provide support for making interactive widgets like accordions and tab panels accessible to everyone.

    This presentation will form an introduction to ARIA by showing you how to create accessible accordions for your WordPress themes. I’ll demonstrate using a screen reader and voice recognition software how the techniques can allow everyone to interact with the elements without compromising the functionality.

    If javascript is the future, you need to understand ARIA too.

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  • Graham Armfield: Assistive Technology (AT) Demo (Accessibility)

    Graham Armfield: Assistive Technology (AT) Demo (Accessibility)

    WordCamp Edinburgh 2015Speaker: Graham Armfield

    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.

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  • Graham Armfield: Themes, Plugins and Accessibility

    Graham Armfield: Themes, Plugins and Accessibility

    WordCamp London 2015Speaker: Graham Armfield

    May 30, 2015 — One of the recent WordPress accessibility initiatives has been the introduction of the ‘accessibility-ready’ tag for theme authors who wish to submit themes to the WordPress repository. The tag is used to indicate that a theme contains the best practices in web accessibility, and can form the basis of an accessible WordPress website. But uptake has been slow. This presentation looks at what you need to do to get your themes up to the ‘accessibility-ready’ standard – whether or not you intend to submit them to the repository. It’s not hard to do, and the benefits can be enormous for many, many people.
    I will also be looking at whether it’s worth following the ‘accessibility-ready’ steps for plugins too.

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  • Graham Armfield: Themes Plugins and Accessibility

    Graham Armfield: Themes Plugins and Accessibility

    WordPress Meetup LondonSpeaker: Graham Armfield

    April 15, 2015 — Meetup topics include themes, plugins and accessibility.

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  • Graham Armfield: Accessibility Team

    Graham Armfield: Accessibility Team

    WordCamp San Francisco 2014Speaker: Graham Armfield

    November 5, 2014 — Contributor Track: Accessibility Tteam