‘Accessibility’ Videos

  • Christine Laikind: Making the case for accessibility

    Christine Laikind: Making the case for accessibility

    WordCamp Atlanta 2018Speaker: Christine Laikind

    August 22, 2018 — Christine Laikind, born deaf, and founder of SCS Digital Marketing has made it her mission to share her knowledge and experience about (lack of) accessibility and website compliance to the WordCamp attendees.

  • Kim Camp Smalley: Evaluating The Accessibility Of Websites

    Kim Camp Smalley: Evaluating The Accessibility Of Websites

    WordCamp Atlanta 2018Speaker: Kim Camp Smalley

    August 9, 2018 — The number of companies facing legal action for inaccessible websites is on the rise. Inaccessible websites and digital content can limit access to users with disabilities. 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 WordPress plugins, web-based tools, and accessibility resources. Designers, developers, and content creators can utilize these tools to evaluate websites against recognized guidelines and create a better user experience.


    -Understand the laws and standards regarding web accessibility.
    -Great techniques and tools to evaluate your WordPress site for accessibility.
    -Identify the limitations of automated evaluations.

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  • Rian Rietveld, Sami Keijonen: Testing Web Accessibility

    Rian Rietveld, Sami Keijonen: Testing Web Accessibility

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speakers: Rian Rietveld, Sami Keijonen

    August 6, 2018 — People use different ways to interact with the web. Users navigate for example with a keyboard only or with their voice. To make this work properly, it ‘s necessary that the design, code and content is properly set up, accessible for all devices and users. How do you test the accessibility of a design, code and content of a web project? What are the guidelines to test against?

    We will go through the different ways to use the web, which guidelines to use, what to look out for when checking for accessibility errors and which checks and tools you can use to help you test. We will also discuss a setup for automated testing. Bring your laptop and join in.

    This workshop is for people who develop, design and write content, of all levels.

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  • Adrian Roselli: Prototyping Accessibility

    Adrian Roselli: Prototyping Accessibility

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Adrian Roselli

    August 6, 2018 — 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 differing abilities, generate (minimal) user stories and personas, discuss best practices for design and development, prototype some ideas (on paper), and discuss where to get help. This isn’t intended to be a deep dive into technologies, but more of an overall primer for those who aren’t sure where to start with accessibility nor how it helps them.

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  • Sachi Majima: 明日からできるデザイン・コンテンツのアクセシビリティ入門2018

    Sachi Majima: 明日からできるデザイン・コンテンツのアクセシビリティ入門2018

    WordCamp Ogijima 2018Speaker: Sachi Majima

    July 17, 2018 — What is the internet like when you look at it from a receivers’ point of view? It’s a fundamental value of the internet that everyone from everyone can access the contents in any form, any time they need to. In this session Sachi is going to share the points you need to know, from design and visual perspective, to deliver the contents and your publishing to everyone.

    WordPress はインターネットで情報発信をする自由とパワーをわたしたちに与えてくれるツールです。では、情報を受け取る側から見るとどうでしょう。世界中の誰もが好きなときに好きな場所で好きな形式で情報にアクセスできることは、ウェブの本質的な特性のひとつです。


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  • Hiroki Saiki: 明日からできる自作テーマ・受託プロジェクトのアクセシビリティ入門2018

    Hiroki Saiki: 明日からできる自作テーマ・受託プロジェクトのアクセシビリティ入門2018

    WordCamp Ogijima 2018Speaker: Hiroki Saiki

    July 16, 2018 — Despite the enforcement of the “Act for Eliminating Discrimination Against People with Disabilities,” the actual workflow of web development has not, unfortunately, implemented the requirements properly. People find difficulty in changing how they develop things, due to various reasons.
    In this session Hiroki will share the best-practices in team development and theme coding, so that the audience can see it’s not a special and difficult task to implement them.



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  • Kimberly Norris : Designing for Accessibility and Illiteracy

    Kimberly Norris : Designing for Accessibility and Illiteracy

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2017Speaker: Kimberly Norris

    July 15, 2018 — According to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level. While we are making great strides towards a web that is accessible to everyone, this population still remains largely under-served. How can we modify our understanding of “digital a11y” to include users with literacy challenges? This session will begin with a broad discussion of accessibility, for those who may be new to the topic, and then move into what we can do to meet the needs of specific users, with a focus on those who can’t read, read poorly, or read English as a second language. Participants will engage in a series of exercises designed to illustrate the importance of website accessibility, build empathy and understanding for multiple user communities, and develop skills to make more useful websites.

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  • Maja Benke: Accessible Design

    Maja Benke: Accessible Design

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Maja Benke

    July 5, 2018 — The design of a website can support, but also hinder the accessibility of the site. In this taIk I would like to show the most common problems in the web in terms of accessible design and give an overview over good practices and also over potential conflicts between different accessible needs and how to deal with them.

    In the talk I will show you tools and resources to that will help you to design accessible websites and also how to integrate accessibility from the beginning into the design process.

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  • Brian DeConinck: Thinking About Accessibility Before You Hit Publish

    Brian DeConinck: Thinking About Accessibility Before You Hit Publish

    WordCamp Raleigh 2018Speaker: Brian DeConinck

    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.

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

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

    WordCamp Buffalo 2018Speaker: H. Trevor Johnson-Steigelman

    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.