November 3, 2020 — With all the talk about the importance of making WordPress Accessible, how does someone with a vision impairment teach WordPress? Listen as I share the tools and techniques I have used for the last ten years as a WordPress instructor at Pratt Institute, the Fashion Institute of Technology and Third Ward in New York. I will share with you 5 tools and techniques that aid me in teaching my students as well as my thoughts on my article published by Smashing Magazine on what it’s like to have macular degeneration. If you care about Accessibility, you don’t want to miss this.
April 2, 2020 — You’ve made the investment to create an accessible website, but do you know what it takes to keep it accessible? Website accessibility is not a one-¬and-¬done activity. It requires discipline to make sure that new and edited content meet accessibility requirements. This session is designed for anyone who creates content or oversees content design and creation, such as writing copy that meets accessibility requirements, image management, graphics, and testing tools. Content creators are a key part of keeping your website accessible; come find out how.
August 28, 2019 — Writing and creating content for people to enjoy your content is the intention, but is this content accessible for everyone? What should you consider before pressing the publish button? Maja will explain what accessible content means and how to create content that everyone can access, including best practices for text, links, video, images, and structure. She will also share insights on how Gutenberg supports creating accessible content.
April 18, 2019 — Quand vous concevez ou développez un thème WordPress, comment vous assurer que celui-ci sera bien accessible aux personnes en situation de handicap ? Quelles sont les erreurs fréquentes d’accessibilité que vous pouvez éviter ?
Dans cette conférence hybride, il sera question à la fois de design et de code : nous verrons ensemble les principaux points à prendre en compte dans l’élaboration d’un thème WordPress accessible.
Nous aborderons notamment la structuration des pages, les formulaires, l’internationalisation et certaines aides à la navigation, à grand renfort de cas utilisateurs, d’astuces, d’exemples et de snippets.
Il sera également question de design graphique : si la présentation de certains éléments d’interface courants peut parfois poser des problèmes de lisibilité et de compréhension, il existe néanmoins de nombreuses solutions pour concilier design et accessibilité !
Et si vous n’êtes ni designer ni développeur ou développeuse, mais que la question de l’accessibilité des thèmes WordPress vous intéresse, vous repartirez de là avec de nombreuses pistes pour évaluer rapidement le niveau d’accessibilité de votre futur thème.
January 22, 2019 — Website Accessibility should not be an option or afterthought. Learn what you should be doing to build website that are accessible to those with disabilities, and the available tools to implement and test your sites.
December 28, 2018 — This session is about creating accessible web sites. I will talk about:
Ontario’s accessibility requirements
Some tips for creating accessible code
Free tools to test for accessibility
WordPress themes that are accessibility ready and
Gutenberg and accessibility
People with disabilities can’t use Gutenberg effectively. Larger organizations who implement it may face legal fallout.
The WordPress accessibility community is rallying to make WordPress do the right thing by disabled users. I will talk about those efforts, as well as the efforts of the Gutenberg team to improve its accessibility.
Attendees will learn about:
how blind people use the web
creating accessible web sites
the guidelines that help you know what to do
free tools to test for accessibility and
accessibility ready WordPress themes
According to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) beginning January 1, 2021 all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA. Learn about meeting this requirement.
Beginning January 1, 2014: new public websites, significantly refreshed websites and any web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A.
Beginning January 1, 2021: all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA other than criteria 1.2.4 (live captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio descriptions).
November 26, 2018 — The design of a website can support, but also hinder the accessibility of the site. In this talk I would like to show the most common problems in the web in terms of accessible design and give an overview over good practice and also over potential conflicts between different accessible needs and how to deal with that.
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.
October 26, 2018 — Cynthia Ng (@TheRealArty) gives us her views on Accessibility on Content and WordPress websites with a special focus on the laws in Ontario, Canada.
Presentation given at Cowichan Valley WordPress Meetup.