‘Accessibility’ Videos

  • María Carmen de Alba: Ponte en mi lugar y hazlo fácil

    María Carmen de Alba: Ponte en mi lugar y hazlo fácil

    WordCamp Chiclana 2017Speaker: María Carmen de Alba

    October 8, 2017 — Quiero animaros a que vengáis no sólo a disfrutar de mi ciudad, que por supuesto, tiene su encanto contando con la playa y los preciosos atardeceres en la Barrosa, con sus tapitas, su gente y su arte que después de todo el lío nos desmadraremos un poco. Tengo más peligro que una caja de bombas, no liarme mucho eh? ¡Avisados estáis!

    Mª Carmen, que te lías…

    Veeenga vale, ya voy en serio. Quiero animaros a venir con ganas de aprender y a ser un poquito más humanos y a ser más empáticos, porque con independencia de nuestra profesión o de si sabemos más o menos sobre algo, todo se mueve por las personas. ¡Uno para todos y todos para uno!

    Siempre me gusta mencionar una frase de la película de Forrest Gump: “La vida es como una caja de bombones, nunca sabes lo que te va a tocar”. Por eso es importante valorar las cosas.

    Espero que disfrutéis de la ponencia sobre accesibilidad web y que aprendáis de todo lo que os voy a contar.

  • Sasha Endoh: Practical Accessibility For Inclusive Web

    Sasha Endoh: Practical Accessibility For Inclusive Web

    WordCamp Montreal 2017Speaker: Sasha Endoh

    October 1, 2017 — Accessibility can feel overwhelming with lots of scary-sounding legal language and complicated requirements. We’ll take a quick look at the laws around accessibility so they don’t sound so scary. Then we’ll go over the basics of making accessible WordPress websites from the perspective of both design and development. We’ll go over practical examples of accessibility requirements. Finally, we’ll discuss tools you can use to help you get comfortable thinking about accessibility and testing for it on any website, including your next project.

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  • Makoto Ueki: これだけは知っておきたい「Webアクセシビリティ」のこと

    Makoto Ueki: これだけは知っておきたい「Webアクセシビリティ」のこと

    WordCamp Tokyo 2017Speaker: Makoto Ueki

    September 28, 2017 — 近年、アクセシビリティ確保を品質基準とする取り組みは、ウェブサイトだけにとどまらず、ウェブサービスやアプリケーションなどにも広がってきています。WordPressも例外ではありません。WordPressにはアクセシビリティチームがあり、W3Cのガイドライン「WCAG 2.0」レベル AA準拠を品質基準とすることを発表しています。このセッションでは、国内外のウェブアクセシビリティの最新動向、今のうちに再確認しておきたいアクセシビリティ確保の基本の「キ」をシェアします。

  • Thomas Villain: Un design accessible

    Thomas Villain: Un design accessible

    WordCamp Marseille 2017Speaker: Thomas Villain

    September 27, 2017 — L’accessibilité numérique, c’est proposer aux internautes en situation de handicap, que ce soit au niveau moteur, visuel, auditif ou cognitif, un accès au web et une navigation optimale quel que soit leur équipement.

    On pense parfois (quand on y pense) que l’accessibilité est un ensemble de techniques à mettre en place au moment de l’intégration et du développement… mais non 🙂 En réalité, intégrer le concept d’accessibilité commence dès la conception et le design graphique !

    Nous verrons comment se préparer une checklist pour tous ses projets : style guide, avec notamment le design des éléments de formulaires et leurs différents états, les contrastes des couleurs, l’utilisation des images, des pictogrammes, les menus d’évitement…

    Ainsi, dès l’ouverture de Sketch, Photoshop, Affinity Designer ou de votre outil préféré, n’oubliez plus les fondamentaux de l’accessibilité. Au niveau de l’intégration et du développement, nous verrons comment intégrer à notre workflow les bonnes pratiques et mettre en application le design accessible qui aura été préparé.

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  • Gian Wild: Creating an Accessible WordPress Site

    Gian Wild: Creating an Accessible WordPress Site

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speaker: Gian Wild

    August 10, 2017 — AccessibilityOz has just released the Rooted in Rights web site, a fully accessible WordPress site which won the Australian Web Award for Accessibility. Gian Wild talks about how to make a site accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with US regulations, including WCAG2. Incorporating accessibility into your web site build is important and can often mean the difference between an accessible and an inaccessible site at launch. Specific stages require accessibility intervention, including design, template, and final site launch. Suitable tasks and training is also covered.

  • Rachel Cherry : Understanding and Supporting Web Accessibility

    Rachel Cherry : Understanding and Supporting Web Accessibility

    WordCamp Orange County 2017Speaker: Rachel Cherry

    July 21, 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 and why it’s important
    ▪ Common accessibility issues
    ▪ Legal requirements
    ▪ How to test the accessibility of themes and other products before you buy
    ▪ How to test and support accessibility in your projects

  • Miikka Vento: Accessibility In Action

    Miikka Vento: Accessibility In Action

    WordCamp Helsinki 2017Speaker: Miikka Vento

    June 29, 2017 — With the arrival of the so-called European Union “Accessibility Directive”, there has been a lot talk lately about the accessibility of the modern web. The public sector is hustling to comply with the requirements to meet the directive as soon as 2020. Most common guidelines to comply with the requirements of the directive are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

    The guidelines, while extremely useful and comprehensive, aren’t the Holy Grail of accessibility. G-Works undertook a large project with the national centre for accessible literature and publishing in Finland, Celia, to create a new user interface for Celia’s library system. The criteria was to push the boundaries of accessibility not only to create a accessible service but to take it to the next level. While doing this, we noticed that the WCAG is not perfect – and has, in fact, some contradictions.

    The topic will focus on telling about accessibility in general, effects of the directive, what to take into account while designing accessible web services and some tips for the coders as well.

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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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  • Adrian Roselli: Selfish Accessibility

    Adrian Roselli: Selfish Accessibility

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Adrian Roselli

    June 21, 2017 — Adrian is a member of the W3C Web Platform Working Group, W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group, and W3C Accessibility Task Force.

    We can all pretend that we’re helping others by making web sites and software accessible, but we are really making them better for our future selves. Learn some fundamentals of accessibility and how it can benefit you (whether future you from aging or you after something else limits your abilities). We’ll review simple testing techniques, basic features and enhancements, coming trends, and where to get help. This isn’t intended to be a deep dive, but more of an overall primer for those who aren’t sure where to start nor how it helps them.

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  • Alisa Herr, Jeremy Proffitt and Pat Eason: Accessibility Panel

    Alisa Herr, Jeremy Proffitt and Pat Eason: Accessibility Panel

    WordCamp Asheville 2017Speakers: Alisa Herr, Jeremy Proffitt, Pat Eason

    June 19, 2017 — During this session, we’ll hear from a three person panel on the importance of web accessibility, and how it affects users and businesses. Our panel will discuss various aspects of accessibility with WordPress, and will take questions. We will experience a screen reader and listen to what a user actually hears when navigating both an accessible and a non-accessible website. We’ll explore the most common types of disabilities that can impede usability, checkout out some techniques to improve accessibility, and look at WordPress specific solutions that can help.


    An overview of WCAG 2.0
    Tools for testing accessibility
    5 easy changes to make TODAY to help with your website’s accessibility
    How to better accommodate disabilities and create more accessible web experiences.
    WordPress specific tools that can be used to make accessibility better.
    How to sell accessibility to your clients
    Who has to be accessible by law and the fines associated
    Organic UX and SEO benefits