Speakers: Rian Rietveld

  • Rian Rietveld: Who’s afraid of ARIA?

    Rian Rietveld: Who’s afraid of ARIA?

    WordCamp Nordic 2019Speaker: Rian Rietveld

    June 19, 2019 — WAI-ARIA means Accessible Rich Internet Applications. These are attributes you add to your HTML5 to (for example) inform blind visitors what is happening on your site.

    How do you use ARIA and why? And why is the first rule of ARIA: “Don’t use ARIA”?

    In this talk Rian will show you how to

    announce changes and error messages
    use the JavaScript function wp.a11y.speak()
    tell if a menu or accordion is closed or open
    give feedback on what’s happening on a one page website
    get the right documentation and examples

    Discover that ARIA isn’t that complicated and is very useful for those visitors that use your site in another way than you do.

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  • Rian Rietveld: Who’s afraid of ARIA

    Rian Rietveld: Who’s afraid of ARIA

    WordCamp US 2018Speaker: Rian Rietveld

    December 29, 2018 — WAI-ARIA means Accessible Rich Internet Applications. These are attributes you add to your HTML5 to (for example) inform blind visitors what is happening on your site.

    How do you use ARIA and why? And why is the first rule of ARIA: “Don’t use ARIA”?

    In this talk Rian will show you how to
    – announce changes and error messages
    – use the JavaScript function wp.a11y.speak()
    – tell if a menu or accordion is closed or open
    – give feedback on what’s happening on a one page website
    – get the right documentation and examples

    Discover that ARIA isn’t that complicated and is very useful for those visitors that use your site in another way than you do.

  • Rian Rietveld, Sami Keijonen: Testing Web Accessibility

    Rian Rietveld, Sami Keijonen: Testing Web Accessibility

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speakers: Rian Rietveld, Sami Keijonen

    August 6, 2018 — People use different ways to interact with the web. Users navigate for example with a keyboard only or with their voice. To make this work properly, it ‘s necessary that the design, code and content is properly set up, accessible for all devices and users. How do you test the accessibility of a design, code and content of a web project? What are the guidelines to test against?

    We will go through the different ways to use the web, which guidelines to use, what to look out for when checking for accessibility errors and which checks and tools you can use to help you test. We will also discuss a setup for automated testing. Bring your laptop and join in.

    This workshop is for people who develop, design and write content, of all levels.

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  • Rian Rietveld: Web Accessibility, Where to Start?

    Rian Rietveld: Web Accessibility, Where to Start?

    WordCamp Brighton 2017Speaker: Rian Rietveld

    January 29, 2018 — Creating an accessible website or plugin is a team effort and not only the responsibility of the designer or the developer.

    In this talk Rian gives you starting points, dos and don’ts, references to good resources, code and design examples, and easy test tools.

    But most of all, she wants to change your point of view. The way you look at a website will never be the same.

  • Rian Rietveld: Accessibility Testing, Tools and Workflow

    Rian Rietveld: Accessibility Testing, Tools and Workflow

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Rian Rietveld

    December 7, 2017 — 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 guidelines to follow (like: what is WCAG 2 AA)?

    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 your site with only keyboard.

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  • Rian Rietveld: Accessibility In The Age Of The Headless CMS

    Rian Rietveld: Accessibility In The Age Of The Headless CMS

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Rian Rietveld

    June 22, 2017 — With the REST API now in WordPress core the sky is the limit. The way we developers work will change: how we build themes, how we interact with the database, how we setup plugins. This will effect the way users experience a website. What about accessibility? How to make dynamic and Javascript driven content available for everyone? Let me give you an overview of the pitfalls and give you workarounds and some possible solutions. This talk will be for developers and will include screen reader demos and code examples.

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  • Rian Rietveld: Web Accessibility, Where To Start?

    Rian Rietveld: Web Accessibility, Where To Start?

    WordCamp Milano 2016Speaker: Rian Rietveld

    December 12, 2016 — You want to learn how to build an accessible website or plugin and have no idea what is important or where to start? In this talk Rian will explain the most important issues and where to get help and documentation.
    Also she will show you how to test your work and how to read the rest results.

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  • Rian Rietveld: WordPress, state of the accessibility

    Rian Rietveld: WordPress, state of the accessibility

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Rian Rietveld

    June 30, 2016 — How accessible is WordPress now, which improvements were made in the last years and what still needs to be done? Where can you find help and documentation to improve your code? What are the new Accessibility Standards, added to the WordPress Coding Standards? And as a bonus: 3 quick tips, to easily improve the accessibility of your theme or plugin.

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  • Mik Scarlet, Richard Senior, Gary Jones, Angie Vale, Rian Rietveld: Panel – Accessibility Q&A

    Mik Scarlet, Richard Senior, Gary Jones, Angie Vale, Rian Rietveld: Panel – Accessibility Q&A

    WordCamp London 2016Speakers: Mik Scarlet, Richard Senior, Gary Jones, Angie Vale, Rian Rietveld

    May 28, 2016 — Angie Vale, Gary Jones, Rian Rietveld and Richard Senior are WordPress developers with a passion for web accessibility. They design, code, provide training and publish with accessibility in mind. They all own their own businesses and know how hard it is to include accessibility in their work.

    The panel will answer some common questions regarding web accessibility, followed by questions from the audience.

  • Rian Rietveld: WordPress Is What We Make Of It

    Rian Rietveld: WordPress Is What We Make Of It

    WordCamp Netherlands 2015Speaker: Rian Rietveld

    October 22, 2015 — Je hoeft geen rockstar coder te zijn om te contributen aan WordPress. Je kan op allerlei manieren helpen zoals vertalen, het schrijven van ondertitelingen, documentatie, code, tests en het geven van support. Ontdek hoe jij kan bijdragen aan WordPress en wat jij en de community hiervoor terug krijgen.

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