November 13, 2020 — Most WordCampers know what an image ALT tag is or have seen closed captions on television shows or YouTube videos. Still, the majority of those reading this skip these critical first steps in making client or personal sites accessible.
This talk covers these basics:
– What the first 4:44 seconds of the Lion King can teach us about accessibility
-How to find WordPress themes and plugins to get you started on being accessible right “out of the box”
– How to avoid generating creating “craptions” and tools to improve YouTube’s auto-captioning
– How, as a beginner, how you handle images and videos in a more mobile-first world can improve your site performance in SEO ranking
– How accessibility is often seen as an inconvenience but actually enhances your website performance if done correctly
November 3, 2020 — This talk explains the why and how of adding subtitles to web video.
It’s easy to add YouTube or Vimeo-hosted video to your WordPress site, but omitting captions excludes many more people than you think. A lot more than the six percent of the world that is deaf or hard of hearing.
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.
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.
April 21, 2020 — Lighting, audio and storytelling are all essential when creating video-based content. However, captions are often forgotten, even though it can benefit more people than you think. You might assume that it’s just for the d/Deaf and hard of hearing people. But there are other benefits: learn a new language, access to different culture, improve SEO, watch in quiet environments, increase social media engagements. But even more people can benefit, like those who are autistic, have learning disability or have attention deficits.
From sharing my own personal experience as a deaf person, combined with my experience in digital marketing and content marketing, I combine the two to 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. So let’s make captions, not just a necessity, but also beautiful…for everyone!
December 6, 2016 — Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.7 make it easier to set up your site the way you want it.
October 24, 2016 — This is the story of my journey from WordCamp attendee to contributor. I was inspired to volunteer with subtitles after attending a WordCamp in 2014 and have increased my involvement with the project since that time. I’ve been able to subtitle several videos, attend our local Meetup, and most recently volunteer with the team organizing OKC’s first WordCamp. There really is a place for everyone in the WordPress community and this session will highlight my journey and hopefully encourage you to get involved as well.
August 16, 2016 — Version 4.6 of WordPress, named “Pepper” in honor of jazz saxophonist Pepper Adams, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.6 make gets you where you need to go faster, whether you’re adding a theme, updating your site’s plugins, or navigating the WordPress Dashboard.
April 12, 2016 — Version 4.5 of WordPress, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.5 help streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.