June 13, 2019 — Diversity is not inclusivity and equality is not the equity. Lets make the WordPress community even better and hopefully change the world by helping marginalized groups.
July 6, 2018 — When you look back at the history of WordPress, what distinguished WordPress was an emphasis on design. As the years passed, the definition of design changed and WordPress fell behind. How can WordPress leap ahead? The answer is inclusive design.
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/).
July 17, 2017 — Gaurav works as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. He is in the web industry for about 8 years, and have donned a number of hats during this period, including startup founder, developer, designer, business manager, front office, 3d architectural designer, in-house developer etc.
With this talk, he want to explain how he have perceived these issues during his involvement in communities over the years, and want to raise some questions about the current situation, and what can be done to improve (and what exactly do we call improvement in such a case).
May 30, 2017 — Your website’s tone of voice affects the way your users feel and how they act. So could the language on your site be causing people to feel uncomfortable or excluded?
We’re going to explore how changing even a few words can make for a much more inclusive website. If time permits, I’ll also present user testing results to illustrate the difference these small changes can have on user diversity.
This workshop includes:
• Why and how to create an inclusive tone of voice
• Tips on improving the UX and accessibility of your writing
• Examples of subtle changes you can make to your own site(s) and your other marketing channels
• How online inclusiveness can improve offline diversity
July 5, 2016 — Having graduated in Social Design, my ability to merge this field with communication in the world of web puts me in a stimulating position today, but it’s a position not many women know they can reach; especially women of colour – since the tech world is portrayed as a male-dominated industry. I hope to contribute to the growing conversation about how we can make tech more welcoming and accessible for women whose contribution in such fields is often overlooked.