Have you heard about web accessibility, but don’t know if your website is accessible? Are you curious to know how an accessible website can improve search engine optimization?
Or perhaps you’ve been frustrated with light gray text you can’t read on a website page because the color contrast is so poor.
Here’s an opportunity for you to learn why web accessibility is important, how you can improve accessibility on your site, and make your website more usable.
Understanding & Supporting Web Accessibility
Taught by Rachel Carden, senior software engineer at The Walt Disney Company, the Understanding & Supporting Web Accessibility session from WPSessions focuses on teaching you the basics of web accessibility and how you can improve accessibility on your site.
Web accessibility means making your website or application accessible to everyone. No matter what device is used, whether it’s a
- Computer/laptop with a mouse
- Computer/laptop using keyboard navigation
- Screen reader
- Pointing device
- Other assistive technology
What You’ll Learn
During her one-hour session, Carden will discuss:
- How to define and understand common accessibility issues
- What legal requirements your website might need to meet
- Steps you can take to make your website more usable
- How creating an accessible site makes your site more inviting, and can lead to more visitors and customers
In addition, Carden will explain how to test accessibility of WordPress themes and other products before you buy them.
Session Details and Registration
Hosted by Brian Richards of WPSessions, the Understanding & Supporting Web Accessibility session will be broadcast live on Eastern Daylight Time.
The presentation is 30-45 minutes long with 15 minutes discussion for Carden to answer your questions.
The live session is free; pre-registration is required.
Can’t make it to the live event? No worries, the session will be recorded and available to buy for $9.
I’ve attended several WPSessions presentations in the past, including the January 2017 on troubleshooting WordPress issues with Kyle Maurer.
WPSessions presentations are an excellent opportunity for learning new skills from WordPress experts. You always walk away with useful information you can implement on your websites.
If you’re been following my blog for a while, you know web accessibility is one of my favorite topics.
Which is why you’ll find me at the presentation on March 29th, Join me? Look for me on my personal Twitter account at @redcrew during the presentation.