This 12 months, GreenGeeks is famous as a sponsor for WordPress Accessibility Day. This occasion begins on the twenty seventh of September and is a 24-hour international occasion. Meaning you possibly can attend the reside talks no matter what time zone by which you reside.
Registration for this event is free except you need to donate. Though donations aren’t essential to benefit from the occasion, they’re useful in ensuring occasions equivalent to this proceed sooner or later.
Plus, you possibly can add a bit further to your donation to obtain a shirt particular to WordPress Accessibility Day.
Personally, I moderately get pleasure from memorabilia and merch from occasions equivalent to this. The truth is, my daughter nonetheless walks round with one in all our WordCamp shirts from 4 years in the past.
What’s WordPress Accessibility Day?
Began in 2020, WordPress Accessibility Day is actually a day of recognizing these with disabilities utilizing the Web. This consists of those that undergo from numerous visible impairments, listening to loss, mobility issues, epilepsy, dyslexia, and a bunch of different issues.
As roughly 16% of the world’s population has a major incapacity, a extra accessible means to make use of the Web is right for everybody. This occasion helps deliver to gentle the significance of accessibility and why it’s very important for on-line success.
The occasion is held on-line as attendees are capable of register at no cost and watch the reside streams throughout Zoom webinars. And since WordPress Accessibility Day is a 24-hour occasion, attendees can watch reside streams no matter the place they reside throughout the globe.
Should you miss a particular discuss, don’t fear; recordings can be found on the WordPress Accessibility Day’s YouTube channel.
I like the concept recordings have gotten extra obvious right this moment. There have been quite a lot of talks I’d have cherished to see however have been in a WordCamp on the opposite facet of the world. This lets everybody benefit from the content material at their leisure.
What to Count on from WordPress Accessibility Day
The occasion begins on September 27, 2023, and begins at 14:45 UTC with opening remarks from Amber Hinds, Co-lead organizer. Afterward, you possibly can attend greater than 20 webinars masking quite a lot of matters.
Among the talks that stand out most to me embody:
- Is my WordPress website accessible? Find out how to Carry out Accessibility and Usability Assessments
Are you aware in case your web site is accessible? Relying on location, having accessibility choices may very well be enforceable by regulation. On this discuss, Maria Gabriela Gandica helps you take a look at for and enhance the accessibility of your web site.
- Go Past Checklists to Construct a Nice Course Studying Expertise
For many who are taken with constructing studying programs with a Studying Administration System, Sandi Gauder walks you thru going past easy checklists to create studying content material that’s nice for everybody to make use of.
- Let’s Construct an Accessible WordPress Web page & Put up
Are you aware what it takes to create an accessible put up or web page in WordPress? On this webinar, Peter Ingersoll demonstrates the perfect practices for together with accessibility in your content material.
- Cell Accessibility: Constructing Accessible Cell Websites and Native Apps for Accessibility
Do you know that at the moment, greater than 54% of Internet users are on mobile devices? Cell accessibility is simply as essential as it’s for desktop computer systems, and Gian Wild will break down the perfect practices to accommodate those that use these units.
- Accessibility Pitfalls of WordPress Menus
Not everybody places quite a lot of thought into the accessibility of menus in WordPress. On this dialogue, Deneb Pulsipher goes over why you must embody accessibility in menus and what to keep away from by displaying how sure WordPress themes fail to accommodate.
These are only a handful of the talks you’ll have entry to on WordPress Accessibility Day. Others embody the whole lot from accessible e-mail strategies to creating animation pause buttons.
No matter the kind of web site you construct with WordPress, there are matters for just about everybody…figuratively and actually.
Register for Free!
Don’t neglect that registration is free. This one-day occasion has quite a lot of nice webinars, out there, and also you don’t need to miss out on the knowledge offered. And when you miss just a few due to timing, you can too entry them on YouTube, as I discussed earlier.
I’d like to finish by thanking the entire organizers, attendees, volunteers, and sponsors for serving to preserve the WordPress Accessibility Day occasion. You all exhibit how a tremendous group can deliver collectively so many artistic and superior minds.