Speakers: Pat Eason

  • Alisa Herr, Jeremy Proffitt and Pat Eason: Accessibility Panel

    WordCamp Asheville 2017Speakers: Alisa Herr, Jeremy Proffitt, Pat Eason

    June 19, 2017 — During this session, we’ll hear from a three person panel on the importance of web accessibility, and how it affects users and businesses. Our panel will discuss various aspects of accessibility with WordPress, and will take questions. We will experience a screen reader and listen to what a user actually hears when navigating both an accessible and a non-accessible website. We’ll explore the most common types of disabilities that can impede usability, checkout out some techniques to improve accessibility, and look at WordPress specific solutions that can help.

    Takeaways:

    An overview of WCAG 2.0
    Tools for testing accessibility
    5 easy changes to make TODAY to help with your website’s accessibility
    How to better accommodate disabilities and create more accessible web experiences.
    WordPress specific tools that can be used to make accessibility better.
    How to sell accessibility to your clients
    Who has to be accessible by law and the fines associated
    Organic UX and SEO benefits

  • Pat Eason: Using WordPress as a Content Framework

    WordCamp Asheville 2015Speaker: Pat Eason

    October 4, 2015 — WordPress has plenty of options, both built-in and third-party, to be used as a content framework to create delightful administrative experiences that will improve your workflow and impress your clients; both those who use the site and manage content. Using WordPress’ built in Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies, and the Advanced Custom Fields plugin; learn how to use these to your advantage to create a great WordPress Dashboard UI and to better organize content for the admin-user and the end-user, and to streamline the entire editorial workflow with little development work necessary to make it happen.

    If the structure of WordPress leaves you wanting more, coming into WordPress from another platform, or new to theme development in general; this will help demystify WordPress and help you make WordPress work for you rather than working around WordPress.