Speakers: Rachel Carden

  • Rachel Carden: Understanding and Supporting Web Accessibility

    Rachel Carden: Understanding and Supporting Web Accessibility

    WordCamp San Diego 2017Speaker: Rachel Carden

    April 6, 2017 — Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to, websites by people with disabilities. When your website is accessible, all users can access your content and functionality no matter their abilities. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader. Those who can’t use a mouse can navigate your site using a keyboard or other input device. Most accessibility features will also improve your SEO. When your site is inaccessible, research shows you could be excluding up to 20 percent of your users. This talk will cover the basics of accessibility, why it’s important, and how you can support accessibility in your projects.

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  • Rachel Carden: Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Accessibility

    Rachel Carden: Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Accessibility

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2016Speaker: Rachel Carden

    October 8, 2016 — When your website is accessible, all users can access your content no matter their abilities. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader.

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  • Rachel Carden: Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Accessibility

    Rachel Carden: Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Accessibility

    WordCamp Miami 2016Speaker: Rachel Carden

    April 21, 2016 — When your website is accessible, all users can access your content no matter their abilities. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader. Those who can’t use the mouse can navigate your site using a keyboard or other input device. Some accessibility features might also improve your SEO. When your site is inaccessible, research shows you could be excluding up to 20 percent of your users. This talk for all skill levels will review tools and techniques you can use to test and improve your site’s accessibility.

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  • Rachel Carden: Using WordPress in The World Of Higher Education

    Rachel Carden: Using WordPress in The World Of Higher Education

    WordCamp Atlanta 2016Speaker: Rachel Carden

    March 28, 2016 — Much like online businesses or blogging, higher ed is a world of its own with unique challenges, content, stakeholders, and target audiences. In our world, we don’t worry so much about which eCommerce plugin is best. Instead, we’re more concerned with how to manage a large-scale network of faculty blogs, abide with FERPA regulations, and implement Active Directory single sign-on. This talk will showcase how WordPress is used in the world of higher ed and how we’re a great candidate for utilizing WordPress to its full potential, whether it’s using the powerful CMS to stretch limited resources or using its new API capabilities to share information and break down silos.

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