June 20, 2018 — In this session, we examine the NC State Accessibility Helper, a homegrown plugin that makes accessibility testing a part of WordPress. We will discuss common issues reported by users of assistive technology and how those issues are introduced when creating content. We will then discuss how our plugin addresses these issues using an open source accessibility testing engine called aXe.
May 29, 2018 — 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…
1. To understand why accessibility is helpful for everyone.
2. To help make your website better for the visually impaired.
3. To help make your website better for the hearing impaired.
4. To help make your website better for the mobility impaired.
5. To improve your website SEO.
April 27, 2018 — Le but de cet atelier est de modifier un thème existant, d’appliquer une checklist de recommandations pour améliorer l’accessibilité du thème. Les participants disposerons du thème dont le code sera amélioré en direct lors de l’atelier.
April 23, 2018 — Secondo Tim Berners-Lee, l’accessibilità è una caratteristica fondamentale del web: eppure spesso essa è trascurata o relegata a funzionalità accessoria. Affronteremo la tematica sia dal punto di vista generale, che nell’ambito della piattaforma WordPress, illustrando metodologie, strumenti e best practices per sviluppare un sito “realmente fruibile da tutti”.
April 11, 2018 — มาตรฐานเว็บไซต์ภาครัฐ ตัวอย่างผลการตรวจประเมิณเว็บไซต์หน่วยงานราชการ และ เล่าเรื่องงานพัฒนาเว็บไซต์เพื่อผู้พิการตามมาตรฐาน WCAG
March 29, 2018 — L’accessibilité numérique est une composante essentielle à prendre en compte dans tout projet web.
Mais comment s’y prendre ?
Comment intégrer les recommandations, sachant qu’elles doivent être prises en compte dès le début du projet ?
Comment l’introduire dans votre gestion de projet ?
Cette conférence sera l’occasion de vous proposer un processus permettant de réussir la prise en compte de l’accessibilité numérique dans un projet WordPress.
February 26, 2018 — WordPress has always been about websites, but it’s not just about websites. It’s about freedom and possibility. When we build websites for ourselves and others we are democratizing publishing for everyone regardless of language, ability, or economic wherewithal.
At Automattic, we believe Inclusive Design is essential to this mission. We’re inspired by the work of Kat Holmes and her clear articulation of design as needing to be increasingly inclusive — especially in the technology world.
Inclusive Design is for those who want to make great products for the greatest number of people. A philosophy of openness that matches the freedoms of WordPress, yet also offers a practical approach to growing your business. To reach more people, to find a larger addressable market by recognizing exclusion and learning from diversity. As Kat says, “Solve for one, extend to many.”
In this talk I’ll share the most important principles of Inclusive Design illustrated with stories from product improvements in our work at Automattic for WordPress.com and Jetpack (https://design.blog/inclusive/).
February 21, 2018 — Unfortunately, when developing WCAG2, the Working Group did not envision the current world where mobile is almost ubiquitous. For example, on a mobile device there is no continual access to a keyboard (unless someone is using it as an add-on to the device – or using a Blackberry Classic). WCAG2 requires that all content be accessible to the keyboard interface, but it does not require that all content be accessible to a mouse or to a touchscreen user – which is essential on a mobile device. Gian Wild talks about the unique accessibility issues on a mobile site and mobile app, including hover traps, VoiceOver swipe traps and zoom traps.
Accessibility is important to all – not everyone using your mobile app, device or wearable will be fully functioning: either because they have a disability or they are simply engaged elsewhere. Gian Wild talks about the things that are essential to avoid when designing mobile apps, devices and wearables to ensure that everyone can use them.
This is a fun talk, with lots of gasps and laughter. It is example after example of mobile accessibility fails – but they just look like mobile fails! In this way I try and stress that a usability issue is really an accessibility issue, and making a mobile site accessible actually makes it usable too.
I talk about specific mobile accessibility features: pinch zoom, native screen readers, haptic keyboard etc, and system accessibility settings: font size, screen rotation, high contrast etc
I outline the major things that need to be considered when dealing with a mobile site or mobile app:
Autoplay and movement
On-screen keyboard traps, hover traps, VoiceOver swipe traps, Touch traps
Inherited system settings
Pixellation on zoom
Touch target size
Spacing between touch targets
January 29, 2018 — Creating an accessible website or plugin is a team effort and not only the responsibility of the designer or the developer.
In this talk Rian gives you starting points, dos and don’ts, references to good resources, code and design examples, and easy test tools.
But most of all, she wants to change your point of view. The way you look at a website will never be the same.
January 10, 2018 — The number of companies facing legal action for inaccessible websites is on the rise. Inaccessible websites and digital content can limit access for users with disabilities. While automated evaluation is not an adequate substitute for accessibility testing, WordPress users can employ web accessibility evaluation tools to help determine if their content is accessible to users with disabilities. This session will provide an overview of several free WordPress plugins and web-based tools. Designers, developers, and content creators can utilize these tools to evaluate websites against recognized guidelines and create a better user experience.