Saturday, October 24, 2015, I was at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center, presenting at WordCamp Seattle: Beginner Edition about web accessibility’s importance for all website users and four specific techniques that beginning WordPress users could implement on their sites.
I used to talk about the legal ramifications of having an inaccessible website a lot more. However, WebAIM’s “Hierarchy for Motivating Change” helped me realize there were better arguments in favor of accessibility. That said, sometimes a story is too big to ignore. From the February 12 New York Times: Advocates for the deaf on Thursday filed federal lawsuits … Continue reading “The Last Resort: Harvard & M.I.T. Sued Over Video Captioning [link]”
Take 10 minutes to watch these two videos about the WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines (you’ll learn what those are) and how Canadian websites can be inaccessible too. As a bonus, these videos were made with accessibility in mind themselves.
Accessibility Camp Seattle 2013 got me thinking about how we can make more of the web more accessible. Here are five ideas.
Alternative text for images is one of the easiest things to do in WordPress to increase accessibility, and yet it’s frequently overlooked. How could we fix that?
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but that doesn’t mean text alternatives should be that long! But how do you know what’s right? This decision tree is a good place to start.
When it comes to entering accessible content, the skills required are rather simple, but many people find it hard to remember to do all of them. Here’s a great little article reminding people what those skills are. My favorite part: a simple test to see if your site is accessible.
The video of my Seattle WordCamp 2012 presentation with Christine Winckler is up. And in bonus news, my WordPress plugin was spotted on WPMU and at WordCamp Birmingham.
In this guest post, web designer Erik Parkin discusses the power of the internet as a tool of empowerment and independence.
Writing alt text is one of the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways to improve the accessibility (and SEO!) of your website.Yet many people still don’t do it! If you’re unclear at all about what it is, take the time now to understand it and implement it on your sites.
On the internet, websites are used in many ways and by many people that web designers may have never considered. In order to build a website that is accessible everywhere to everyone, it’s important to think about some of the privileges that many web designers share. In this post, I’ll share some common privileges and recommendations for best practices to keep in mind.