Tag Archives: ‘accessibility’

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/06/23

WordCamp Europe was held last weekend and the videos are being posted on WordPress TV. Many thanks to the volunteers for getting those done so quickly!

With so many great videos to choose from, it was difficult to pick the first two that would be featured from that event. I decided to choose presentations from two people that I have met and have a lot of admiration for in the community.

Adrian Roselli: Selfish Accessibility

We can all pretend that we’re helping others by making web sites and software accessible, but we are really making them better for our future selves.

Slides for his presentation can be seen HERE.

Thabo Tswana: The Community That The Incubator Program Built

“No success is too small to celebrate”

In 2016, the WordPress Community Team selected Harare, Zimbabwe as one of the three locations for the WordCamp Incubator program.

Thabo talks about how the Incubator program created excitement about WordPress and kicked off the WordPress community in Harare. He also announced the WordCamp Harare will be held on November 4th of this year.

For more great videos from WordCamp Europe, click HERE.

 

 

WordPress Community Interview With Amanda Rush

Amanda Rush designs websites and web applications using various content management systems including WordPress, as well as testing websites for accessibility according to the W3C standards and for Section 508 compliance. She checks for usability with Jaws for Windows, Non-Visual Desktop Access, (NVDA), Window Eyes, System Access, and VoiceOver at Customer Servant Consultancy.

According to Wikipedia “The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet. They are a set of guidelines that specify how to make content accessible, primarily for people with disabilities—but also for all user agents, including highly limited devices, such as mobile phones. The current version, WCAG 2.0, was published in December 2008.”

Amanda is an instructor at the Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired, where she helps teach a class on HTML5, CSS and general web design which is inclusive of accessibility. She is also a member of the Accessibility Team where she helps test and makes recommendations for improvements to accessibility.

We chat about WordCamps, the WordPress Community, Assistive Technology and other things during the interview.

For more great videos go to WordPress TV.

 

WordPress.tv – now playing on dotSUB

We’re listening to your feedback and trying to make WordPress.tv a resource that as many people as possible can enjoy.

So, in addition to wanting to share your videos and content, we’re also keen to make the content made over here as accessible as possible.

Last week, as the next step in making this happen, I uploaded our current batch of tutorials to an excellent online video community called dotSUB. So as of now, there’s a complete collection of videos for you to browse.

The difference is, at dotSUB you can quickly and easily add translations and transcriptions to the videos, as inline (but also downloadable) subtitles. To get the ball rolling I’ve transcribed almost all of the videos into English – which will hopefully make them more accessible to people – both those who might have English as a second language, and those that might have accessibility issues.

But that’s just the first step!

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