June 21, 2020 — Lighting, audio and storytelling are all essential when creating video-based content on your website. However, captions are often forgotten, even though they benefit more people than you might think.
You might assume that they’re just for the d/Deaf and hard of hearing people, but there are many benefits that can apply to many different people.
From sharing his own personal experience as a deaf person, to his experience in digital marketing and content marketing, Ahmed will share stories on how you, as a content creator, can maximise the impact of your videos by making use of captions. But it’s not just about writing “whatever is said”. It is an art.
June 21, 2020 — Every website should ideally be built so that whoever visits it, for whichever possible reason, is able to navigate through it: we can describe this idea as Universal Design.
Obviously, in practice, it’s impossible to build the perfect website for everyone, but, if we want to take steps towards this ideal, three concepts can guide our choices: accessibility, usability and inclusion. In this talk, Stefano will explore these concepts, discussing what they are, what makes them different from one another (despite their overlappings) and how we can use them together to build the best possible experience for most of our users.
June 19, 2020 — Merary will be hosting a practical session covering the most relevant considerations for developers, testers, designers and project managers in relation to accessibility best practices.
In this interactive session, attendees will be able to emulate people with disabilities in various scenarios, audit apps (Android/iOS), websites, digital documentation and design techniques using modern concepts and tools. We will cover all Web Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), WAI-ARIA best practices and Inclusive Design methodologies.
June 18, 2020 — This talk will not deal with technical aspects of making sites accessible, but will focus on why building in accessibility on websites is good for business. Business owners will find this information helpful, and anyone who develops sites for businesses (and nonprofits!) will also find tips for “”selling”” accessibility to clients who may be unfamiliar with the concept, and how to get them to fully embrace it.”
June 6, 2020 — 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 11 easy steps that you can take immediately to help your website be more compliant.
April 21, 2020 — Page builders like Beaver Builder and Elementor are immensely popular because they let you create sophisticated layouts quickly and with minimal code knowledge. But are the web pages they produce accessible? I take both builders for a spin to see whether their templated content meets accessibility standards and what room there is for improvement.
April 21, 2020 — Lighting, audio and storytelling are all essential when creating video-based content. However, captions are often forgotten, even though it can benefit more people than you think. You might assume that it’s just for the d/Deaf and hard of hearing people. But there are other benefits: learn a new language, access to different culture, improve SEO, watch in quiet environments, increase social media engagements. But even more people can benefit, like those who are autistic, have learning disability or have attention deficits.
From sharing my own personal experience as a deaf person, combined with my experience in digital marketing and content marketing, I combine the two to share stories on how you, as a content creator, can maximise the impact of your videos by making use of captions.
But it’s not just about writing “whatever is said”. It is an art. So let’s make captions, not just a necessity, but also beautiful…for everyone!
April 19, 2020 — Is your website not performing as well as you want? Are visitors coming to your website and leaving straight away? Do you want more conversions on your website?
This session will cover tools and tips to help you, and will concentrate on Usability and Usability Testing, while touching on some Accessibility and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). You’ll learn that a lot of UX (User Experience) is related to common-sense. Thinking about UX is about making your website easy and straightforward to use, and as a side effect keeps search engines like Google happy!
Attendees are invited to submit their website in advance for negative feedback. This means – we’re not looking for what is right about your website, but what is wrong, or what should be improved. A range of websites will be selected, to make this relevant for a wide audience. You don’t need to be a website expert to be able to give feedback on a website. Often, the best person to tell you what’s wrong with your website is a stranger, who is visiting your website for the first time. Luckily, the room will be full of people like this, so have your phones and laptops charged – we’ll be using the existing expertise of the room to help give live feedback on websites!
This interactive and fast-paced talk is aimed at website owners, and WordPress beginners, not professional website developers or designers, who hopefully know this stuff already!
April 16, 2020 — Enrique Sanchez is demonstrates what it’s like to operate Gutenberg using nothing but a keyboard.
March 2, 2020 — La accesibilidad es un punto importante a tener en cuenta en nuestros desarrollos, para ello a través de esta sesión os mostraremos de una forma practica como una persona con discapacidad visual navega a través de diferentes paginas web con su lector de pantalla.
También mostraremos el cambio de paradigma a la hora de utilizar la tecnología como un medio para lograr una mejora en la calidad de vida de las personas con discapacidad.