October 31, 2020 — Inclusivity is at the heart of an effective content strategy. Accessible code may be imperative for inclusion, but the value of code is compromised when content is not meaningful to our readers.
This talk explores what we can do as content authors to ensure our readers feel that we are speaking with them, not at them. It reaches beyond semantic markup and structured content to recognize the strategic value of inclusive content.
June 21, 2020 — Have you always wanted to make your company a place that’s welcoming and supportive to every member of your team? Always wanted to know why the underrepresented engineers you hire keep leaving… or maybe never apply in the first place?
Wondering what you’re missing when it comes to supporting your marginalised colleagues? Listen and learn, my friend. We’ll learn why it’s hard to be underrepresented at work and what you can do to be a better ally. Expect a mix of practical tips and broad direction, research-based claims, and personal experience. We’ll talk about the big picture, but we’ll also get into templates and other tools you can use to be more inclusive.
May 30, 2020 — Aida shares some ideas of how we as a WordPress community can be more inclusive, not just at WordCamp, but in places of business. I will also invite participants in hands-on activities as well as discuss and share their ideas that all of us can implement in our local communities and WordPress meet-ups so that everyone can have a seat at the table.
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