‘Web Accessibility’ Videos

  • Enhancing the accessibility of a plugin, a use case

    WordCamp Europe 2021Speakers: Morgan Kay, Rian Rietveld

    June 28, 2021 — Web forms should work. No doubt about that. And they should work for all visitors, regardless of device or ability.

    Gravity Forms set as goal: to ensure that all forms created with Gravity Forms can be WCAG 2.1 AA compliant. It has been quite an eventful journey and Morgan and Rian are happy to share this with you.

    Accessibility always was a focus point of Gravity Forms but, with the fast development of changing accessibility requirements and legislation worldwide, more specialised expertise was needed. Therefore Rian Rietveld, web accessibility specialist from Level Level joined the team.

    In this talk we show you the steps we took to test and improve the accessibility of the forms build with Gravity Forms. Like doing an initial audit, training the developers and designers, finding good solutions for issues without breaking existing forms, helping the Q&A team with extra test tools and writing documentation.

    This talk is for everyone that wants to enhance the accessibility of a web project and wants to learn the way to implement this in their workflow.

  • Juan Regueras e Iñaki Martín: Tu web me discapacita ¿por qué?

    WordCamp Valladolid 2020Speakers: Juan Regueras, Iñaki Martín

    March 2, 2020 — La accesibilidad es un punto importante a tener en cuenta en nuestros desarrollos, para ello a través de esta sesión os mostraremos de una forma practica como una persona con discapacidad visual navega a través de diferentes paginas web con su lector de pantalla.

    También mostraremos el cambio de paradigma a la hora de utilizar la tecnología como un medio para lograr una mejora en la calidad de vida de las personas con discapacidad.

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  • Eric Malcolm: Designing, Developing & Testing for Accessibility

    WordCamp Jackson 2019Speaker: Eric Malcolm

    December 27, 2019 — In this talk we will go over the basics of designing, developing and testing for accessibility. We will cover accessibility principles (POUR: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust) and approaches to achieving accessibility guidelines including: Color Contrast, Sizing & Spacing, Device Independent User Input, Page Structure, Headings, Testing Tools, Extensions, Testing with a Screen Reader.

  • Chris David Miles : Web Accessibility and WordPress

    WordCamp Orange County 2018Speaker: Chris David Miles

    June 17, 2018 — This talk will provide an overview of web accessibility standards and will demonstrate how to use existing tools to ensure your themes, plugins, and content are compliant with those standards. This talk is designed for WordPress developers of all skill levels who want the sites they create and manage to be as accessible as possible. Topics will include: Selling your clients (and yourself) on web accessibility, an introduction to WordPress accessibility guidelines for theme and plugin developers, an overview of manual and automated accessibility testing tools, common accessibility pitfalls to avoid, and where to learn more about web accessibility tools and standards.

  • Bianca Welds: PAH! Jamaican Sign Language and WordPress

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Bianca Welds

    December 10, 2017 — The Deaf community is marginalized in most countries around the world. Using WordPress, one couple is trying to increase understanding of and participation in the Deaf community in Jamaica. This presentation will share how a partnership with a WordPress developer has changed how they spread their message and improve the way of life for the Deaf in this island nation.

  • Josh Pollock: Five Attitudes Stopping You From Building Accessible WordPress Websites

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Josh Pollock

    December 10, 2017 — This talk will be given in a room that is specifically designed – as mandated by law – to be accessible to those with disabilities. Like our physical spaces, the web has accessibility standards too, but we don’t always take those seriously, as we’re not always legally required to do so.

    We’re not all accessibility experts, but our job is to put valid HTML on a page. If 18.7% of the population can’t use what you create, are you doing your job? In this talk, we will look at attitudes that hold us back from creating web experiences for everyone. The point isn’t to complain, but to move paste these assumptions towards better understanding and to start learning. This talk isn’t being given by an accessibility expert, and you don’t have to be one to attend it, either. We’re here because we want everyone to be able to consume the HTML we generate.

  • Tomoko Yokota and So Morita: WordPressでも意識したいアクセシビリティ 〜「優しいウェブサイト」作りをはじめよう〜

    WordCamp Tokyo 2016Speakers: Tomoko Yokota, So Morita

    October 11, 2016 — そもそもウェブアクセシビリティとはなんでしょうか?障害者の方だけのものだと思っていませんか?

    今年3月には日本工業規格「JIS X 8341-3:2016」が改正され、4月には障害者差別解消法が施行されました。ウェブアクセシビリティを考えることは社会からのニーズに応える上でもますます必要となってきています。

    本セッションでは、「JIS X 8341-3:2016」やガイドライン「WCAG 2.0」を参考に、ウェブアクセシビリティの概要について触れながら、WordPressで今すぐ出来るアクセシビリティの改善案を紹介していきます。

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