The inaugural WordPress Accessibility Day launches October 2, 2020 for 24 hours of online sessions with speakers from around the world.
Focused on accessibility in WordPress and organized by the WordPress Accessibility Team, the idea of a 24-hour virtual event was inspired by the success of the virtual Polyglots Global Translation Day.
And similar to Inclusive Design 24, sessions range from beginner to advanced and cover a range of topics.
Whether you’re a designer, developer, content author, blogger, or project manager, you’ll find useful information and tips on how you can create a WordPress website that is accessible to everyone.
Read on to learn more about the event.
WordPress Accessibility Day
The global event kicks off October 2, 2020 at 17:45 UTC (time converter to your time zone) with opening remarks from lead organizer Joe Dolson.
The first session of the day is So, How Do I Know if My WordPress Website is Accessible, from Graham Armfield, who I’ve known for years from the Twitter accessibility community.
In addition, you’ll find talks on
- Creating accessible content
- Accessibility testing
- Planning and designing for accessibility
- Understanding accessibility guidelines, and more
The event will be livestreamed on YouTube, and all sessions will be live captioned.
Recordings of the sessions with closed captioning will be available at a future date.
WordPress Accessibility Day offers you the opportunity to learn about building and maintaining an accessible WordPress site.
Watching one or more sessions will help you understand the importance of accessibility. You’ll walk away with actionable steps for making your website accessible to everyone.
In addition, you’ll be able to connect with speakers as well as other attendees interested in WordPress accessibility.
I’ll be attending the event, hope to see you (virtually) there!