‘Accessibility’ Videos

  • Joe A. Simpson, Jr.: Ouch! WordPress Accessibility That Should Not Hurt

    Joe A. Simpson, Jr.: Ouch! WordPress Accessibility That Should Not Hurt

    WordCamp Long Beach 2019Speakers: Joe A. Simpson, Jr.

    November 13, 2019 — At a WordPress Meetup presentation, an attendee turned and punched Joe A. Simpson, Jr, in the arm saying, “accessibility makes me so angry!”

    We’ll debunk common misconceptions designers, developers, and business owners have and learn how advocating for access to all improves your site SEO, design, user experience and function through interactive examples and discussion.

  • Maja Benke: How to start with Accessibility

    Maja Benke: How to start with Accessibility

    WordCamp Stuttgart 2019Speaker: Maja Benke

    November 10, 2019 — Most freelancers and agencies who work in web knows that accessibility matters, but during the daily working life it is sometimes hard to include accessibility into the projects. At the same time accessibility seems like a huge area and it overwhelms sometimes to start with it. In this talk I will show some tools and resources about accessibility that makes it easy to start with accessibility. Also I will show the most common accessibility issues in web projects and provide simple solutions, that are easy to integrate.

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  • Trevor Johnson-Steigelman: 5 Ways to Improve your Website Accessibility

    Trevor Johnson-Steigelman: 5 Ways to Improve your Website Accessibility

    WordCamp Rochester 2019Speaker: Trevor Johnson-Steigelman

    November 4, 2019 — Over 15 million U.S. Internet users have some form of impairment that affects their ability to use the Internet. In this talk, we will share some simple ways to improve your site’s accessibility. These changes help everyone. As an extra bonus, accessibility improves your search engine optimization (SEO). By the end of this session, you will be able to understand why accessibility is helpful for everyone, to help make your website better for the visually impaired, to help make your website better for the hearing impaired, to help make your website better for the mobility impaired, to improve your website SEO.

  • Natalie MacLees: The Tangled Web We’re Weaving

    Natalie MacLees: The Tangled Web We’re Weaving

    WordCamp Long Beach 2019Speaker: Natalie MacLees

    October 29, 2019 — WordPress now powers over one third of all websites on the internet. The decisions that the WordPress community makes ripple out and make an impact on the ways people use the web, how web developers and designers do their work, and influence future technologies and development. That’s a lot of power in our hands – are we using it wisely? We have a responsibility to lead by example.

    Natalie MacLees explores the influence our community is having on accessibility and inclusive design, the things we’re neglecting, the impact that our decisions are having on people across the globe, and what we could be doing better.

  • Joseph LoPreste: Web Accessibility made easy for WordPress

    Joseph LoPreste: Web Accessibility made easy for WordPress

    WordCamp Birmingham 2019Speaker: Joseph LoPreste

    October 29, 2019 — 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.

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  • Tanguy Lohéac: Monter un site WordPress E-commerce quand on est aveugle

    Tanguy Lohéac: Monter un site WordPress E-commerce quand on est aveugle

    WordCamp Paris 2019Speaker: Tanguy Lohéac

    October 21, 2019 — Je souhaite apporter mon retour d’expérience quant à la mise en place d’un site de e-commerce avec WordPress en tant que personne aveugle.

    Après une rapide mise en contexte, je décrirais les difficultés rencontrées, mais aussi les bonnes surprises avec, si possible, une touche d’humour.

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  • Nico Martin: A brief introduction to A11y

    Nico Martin: A brief introduction to A11y

    WordCamp Zurich 2019Speaker: NIco Martin

    September 19, 2019 — There is a very common misconception when it comes to accessibility. For most of us, it’s some kind of black box where we know about the importance, but mostly we grant it a very low priority. But I have some good news for you: the web is accessible by default! And this talk describes the most common mistakes we have to watch out for when we choose or develop a theme.

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  • Claire Bizingre: ARIA pour l’accessibilité, quand et comment l’utiliser ?

    Claire Bizingre: ARIA pour l’accessibilité, quand et comment l’utiliser ?

    WordCamp Paris 2019Speaker: Claire Bizingre

    September 19, 2019 — ARIA est une surcouche sémantique, qui permet de renvoyer à l’utilisateur d’assistances techniques, des informations sur la nature des éléments utilisés dans une page web.

    ARIA n’est pas obligatoire. Dans de nombreux cas, les balises HTML utilisées correctement suffisent.

    L’utilisation abusive et mal comprise de ARIA peut renvoyer des informations supplémentaires qui au contraire peuvent perturber l’utilisateur d’assistances techniques.

    À travers des cas pratiques, nous verrons comment utiliser ARIA pour améliorer l’accessibilité de composants, de pages Web, recommandations directement utilisables dans vos extensions et thèmes WordPress.

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  • Adam Rasheed: The Internet is for Everyone: How to make your website more accessible

    Adam Rasheed: The Internet is for Everyone: How to make your website more accessible

    WordCamp Riverside 2018Speaker: Adam Rasheed

    September 15, 2019 — You might have heard about accessibility, and you might have also brushed it off as a ‘nice-to-have’, thinking it’s only for websites with users that have severe disabilities. Well, that’s simply not true; there are huge benefits that will help a huge majority of your users. Making your website more accessible will improve the user experience for everyone, help those that need an extra hand navigating through your site, and will even boost your SEO!

  • Joseph LoPreste: Web Accessibility made easy for WordPress

    Joseph LoPreste: Web Accessibility made easy for WordPress

    WordCamp Asheville 2019Speaker: Joseph LoPreste

    August 5, 2019 — 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 11 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.

    Takeaways:

    You will learn exactly what web accessibility and WCAG 2.1 are.We give you easy and actionable steps you can take immediately to help your compliance.We give you links to free software to audit your site and free software to help you be compliant before you get home.