October 30, 2020 — You know your website should be accessible, but how can you achieve that? This session will get you started creating content that is available to all. I’ll review how to layout content on a web page so that it can be read by assistive technology, guidelines to creating sentences and paragraphs that are accessible, and how to include images, charts and infographics in a way that transmits information to those with sight impairments and reading challenges. I’ll also show you how you can include downloadable documents on your website. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDFs all can be accessible.
October 30, 2020 — We explain what the WCAG 2.1 guidelines are and why they are so important.
Then we will offer 11 easy and actionable steps that you can take as soon as you get home to help you become compliant.
We also go through and explain and give examples of each step so you will understand clearly.
Finally, we offer some links to free software that you can use to test your websites Section 508 compliance.
October 28, 2020 — One evening at a WordPress Meetup presentation in a northern valley of Los Angeles, an attendee turned and punched Joe A. Simpson, Jr, in the arm saying, “accessibility makes me sooooooo angry!” Why does baking even the most basic WCAG 2.0 guidelines into your project cycle create such a reaction?
In this presentation, 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 audience examples and discussion to ease the pain of compliance.
September 29, 2020 — This talk explains the importance and value of advocating for accessibility. Learn how to add accessibility techniques to your processes. Learn how making sites accessible can increase revenue and grow audiences.
July 28, 2020 — Siempre hablamos de Accesibilidad, con mayúscula, y somos conscientes de que es necesaria.
Y siempre hacemos lo posible por cumplir, no usamos tipos de letra pequeños y seguimos las recomendaciones en lo referente a contraste de colores entre texto y fondo, al final de cuentas, si no lo hacemos no nos leen.
Pero, ¿realmente lo hacemos bien? ¿Tu web admite navegación por teclado?, ¿la has probado con un lector de voz? ¿y los menús?
Vicent Sanchis nos va a hablar de accesibilidad y responsabilidad. Doctor en Optometría y Ciencias de la Visión y desarrollador web especializado en accesibilidad en WordPress
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.