‘Accessibility’ Videos

  • Joe A. Simpson Jr: Cover Your Assets: WordPress Accessibility Images, Videos

    WordCamp Austin 2020Speaker: Joe A Simpson Jr.

    November 13, 2020 — Most WordCampers know what an image ALT tag is or have seen closed captions on television shows or YouTube videos. Still, the majority of those reading this skip these critical first steps in making client or personal sites accessible.

    This talk covers these basics:

    – What the first 4:44 seconds of the Lion King can teach us about accessibility
    -How to find WordPress themes and plugins to get you started on being accessible right “out of the box”
    – How to avoid generating creating “craptions” and tools to improve YouTube’s auto-captioning
    – How, as a beginner, how you handle images and videos in a more mobile-first world can improve your site performance in SEO ranking
    – How accessibility is often seen as an inconvenience but actually enhances your website performance if done correctly

  • Joseph LoPreste: Web Accessibility Made Easy for WordPress

    WordCamp Denver 2019Speaker: Joseph LoPreste

    November 4, 2020 — We explain what the WCAG 2.1 guidelines are and why they are so important to us as WordPress developers and agencies.

    Then we offer our easy and actionable steps that you can do to your website as soon as you get home to help you become compliant.

    We of course go through and explain each step we offer so you will understand clearly.

    Finally, we offer some resources and links to completely free plugins that you can use to test your websites Section 508 compliance and help your compliance instantly.

  • Meryl Evans: Much Ado About Captioning Videos for WordPress and Beyond

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2020Speaker: Meryl Evans

    November 3, 2020 — This talk explains the why and how of adding subtitles to web video.

    It’s easy to add YouTube or Vimeo-hosted video to your WordPress site, but omitting captions excludes many more people than you think. A lot more than the six percent of the world that is deaf or hard of hearing.

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  • Natalie MacLees: Creating Content For Everyone: Tips For Ensuring Your Digital Presence is Accessible

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2020Speaker: Natalie MacLees

    November 3, 2020 — This talk suggests practical tips you can use to improve the accessibility of your digital presence.

    Did you know that one in four Americans has a disability that impacts their major living activities? For web content, email newsletters, and social media, it’s important that content is accessible to everyone. Ensuring your content is accessible expands your audience, improves SEO, increases your reach, and demonstrates your commitment to equality and social responsibility.

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  • Glen Ingram: Web Accessibility and On-Page SEO: Why They Are Really Like Twins

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2020Speaker: Glen Ingram

    November 2, 2020 — W3C web standards are the foundation for building a web page to work well with Google, screen readers, and all assistive devices. This talk explains why the fundamentals we use for Google to index and rank pages are also the foundations for website accessibility.

  • Stefano Minoia: Una boccata d’ARIA: introduzione all’accessibilità per sviluppatori

    WordCamp Italia 2020Speaker: Stefano Minoia

    November 2, 2020 — Rendere un sito accessibile richiede il coinvolgimento di tutti gli attori che operano nel web: i creatori di contenuti, i designer e, non ultimi, gli sviluppatori.
    Anche se probabilmente meno visibile, il contributo che gli sviluppatori possono dare all’accessibilità è spesso essenziale, soprattutto per le persone che fanno uso di tecnologie assistive.
    Senza entrare nei dettagli e senza fornire soluzioni chiavi in mano, scopriremo da dove possono partire gli sviluppatori che vogliono imparare a creare siti fruibili anche dalle persone con disabilità.

  • Margherita Pelonara: Perché l’accessibilità deve essere una priorità per tutti i business

    WordCamp Italia 2020Speaker: Margherita Pelonara

    November 2, 2020 — La necessità di rendere le esperienze digitali accessibili a tutti dovrebbe essere una delle priorità di qualsiasi business quando si accinge a realizzare il proprio sito internet. Quali sono i motivi più importanti per cui l’accessibilità fa bene ai siti web delle imprese? E quali sono le prime 5 cose da fare subito per rendere un sito più accessibile?

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  • Eric Bailey: The Intersection of Performance and Accessibility

    WordCamp Boston 2019Speaker: Eric Bailey

    October 30, 2020 — Accessibility is a practice that touches on many aspects of good web design and development, including performance. This talk will highlight opportunities and techniques to improve your website or web app’s performance by embracing an accessible, inclusive mindset.

  • Lydia Rogers: A Beginner’s Guide to Digital Accessibility

    WordCamp Boston 2019Speaker: Lydia Rogers

    October 30, 2020 — You know your website should be accessible, but how can you achieve that? This session will get you started creating content that is available to all. I’ll review how to layout content on a web page so that it can be read by assistive technology, guidelines to creating sentences and paragraphs that are accessible, and how to include images, charts and infographics in a way that transmits information to those with sight impairments and reading challenges. I’ll also show you how you can include downloadable documents on your website. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDFs all can be accessible.

  • Joseph LoPreste: Web Accessibility Made Easy

    WordCamp Boston 2019Speaker: Joseph LoPreste

    October 30, 2020 — We explain what the WCAG 2.1 guidelines are and why they are so important.

    Then we will offer 11 easy and actionable steps that you can take as soon as you get home to help you become compliant.

    We also go through and explain and give examples of each step so you will understand clearly.

    Finally, we offer some links to free software that you can use to test your websites Section 508 compliance.