July 7, 2019 — We explain what web accessibility (WCAG 2.1) is and why it is so important we understand it and be compliant.
Then we offer our easy and actionable steps that you can take and incorporate into your design and development process.
We also explain each step so you know exactly what they are and how to implement them.
Finally we offer some links to completely free software that will help you test and remediate your website.
June 26, 2019 — When a website is inaccessible, it is not just an issue of compliance, it is just bad practice on display. People with disabilities ranging from blindness, deafness, dyslexia and others may navigate and consume content in different ways with assistive technology (like screen readers, captioning or joy sticks). Therefore it is not that difficult to understand why lack of accessibility negatively impacts SEO. Web accessibility is not just for developers, it is just as important for marketers to make it part of their digital marketing to ensure that opportunities for success aren’t missed.
June 20, 2019 — Ten years ago the HTML5 proposition saw the light for the first time. HTML5 introduced new and extended APIs to support more interactive pages, and a whole stack of new semantic elements to delight us.
So after a lifetime (in web terms), how extensively are these elements being supported by browsers, used by developers, and how have they impacted upon the accessibility of websites that use them?
We’ll look at some successes, some elements where more browser or assistive technology finesse is required, and a frustrating selection where we are still a long way from being ‘match ready’.
June 20, 2019 — Web Accessibility gives your clients and their clients full and equal enjoyment of their website for gaining information and purchasing products and services.
With the increased media attention on websites that are not compliant with Web Accessibility, and the opportunistic trolls that target small business, it is important for Web designers and developers to understand the WHO should comply, WHAT is and WHY of Web Accessibility, WHEN should you start with Accessibility plus HOW to talk to your clients about Accessibility and the VALUE it adds to your services and reputation.
In this presentation, Sumner M Davenport will cover:
– What difference does it make to be/not be Accessible;
– Recent cases in the news;
– Troll activity against small businesses and how to protect yourself from being a target;
– Ease of adding code, and/or use of Plugins;
– Testing tools; and
– Value added to your Web Design business
June 10, 2019 — This talk looks at the business side of web accessibility. Awareness around accessibility and inclusivity is increasing in the WordPress ecosystem but how can you as a designer, developer, or agency (owner) get the message across to your client? As makers of the web we often have to deal with myths like ‘accessible web design is ugly or boring’, ‘web accessibility is expensive and hard to implement’ and ‘my site audience does not include disabled people’. This talk looks at the WHY of Web Accessibility and provides the audience with HOW. HOW to convince your client that there are many benefits with having an accessible website.
June 10, 2019 — Topic Description: We cover a few different things that have to do with web accessibility.
1. Why web accessibility is important for WordPress developers to understand.
2. What WCAG 2.1 and Section 508 are.
3. Then we offer our simple steps that we can take as WordPress developers to help our sites be in compliance.
June 2, 2019 — Los Objetivos principales de la ponencia son:
Concienciar sobre la problemática social que implica la NO accesibilidad.
Apelar a las emociones y empatia de los asistentes al respecto.
Informar de la soluciones existentes; validadores, plugins gratuitos y de pago, etc
Demostrar que la inclusión es posible en los estudio de desarrollo de WP, y mas aun si se trabaja con WP.
May 17, 2019 — By providing live demonstrations and real world experiences James will talk through quick wins to help make your sites accessibility and help you agency move forward to only producing accessible websites without interfering with workflow.
May 15, 2019 — This session has a look at some small tweaks that developers can make when building WordPress sites for themselves or their clients.
The first part explores using SVG images in a way that ensures that screen reader (and other AT) users can access them successfully. Then we’ll progress to some CSS techniques that are useful for improving accessibility in websites – during the development stage, for content authors, and for the benefit of your site visitors.
Where possible, I’ll be demoing some of the techniques covered.