Accessibility Made Easy: How to Audit Your WordPress Website for Accessibility

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Every 2nd Monday of the month

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This is an encore meetup that was previously delivered on April 4, 2019 at Charles J. Fendig Public Library in Tampa by Steve Curtis and Joseph LoPreste.

Brief Background:
Over 253 million people worldwide have some visual impairment or disability that prevents them from fully accessing information. There have been 1000's of lawsuits in 2018 to web properties owners to request compensation to have equal access to information. The number of court cases continues to grow very fast in 2019. Web Accessibility is becoming a critical issue for both business owners and website designers. As website designers and developers, we can help a lot of people gain web accessibility to WordPress Websites and the objective of this meetup.

Details of the Meetup:
Steve Curtis and Joseph LoPreste will explain the important points of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines and websites changes required for compliance.

Steve and Joseph will offer easy and actionable steps that you can take as soon as you get home to help your website become compliant. We also explain and give practical examples of each step so you will understand it clearly.

Also, this session will provide how you can very quickly run an accessibility audit for your WordPress website using completely free tools.

We will also show you some techniques to run a few manual accessibility tests on your website.

It is essential as WordPress designers and developers you continue to design and create with the inclusion of accessibility in mind.

The first step in accessibility is understanding a few core things:
(Accessibility made easy for WP part 1)
1. What Section 508 and accessibility are.
2. Why accessibility (WCAG) and inclusion is so important.
3. What we can do about it as WP developers.

The second step in accessibility is understanding where your websites accessibility compliance issues are.
(Accessibility made easy for WP part 2)
1. Run simple automatic and manual accessibility audits
2. Identify accessibility shortcomings
3. Implement changes to rectify accessibility shortcomings

Finally, we offer some links to free software that you can use to test your websites Section 508 compliance.

This session will allocate time for Q & A. Some hands-on activities may be included based on the amount of time remaining.

If you missed this Meetup in Apirl, this is your chance to attend it. This session has been revised to include additional information. This presentation will be delivered by Steve Curtis and Joseph LoPreste.

So join us and learn how to help 100's of millions of people use the internet and help WordPress be inclusive to all people!"

Don't miss this important session and a lively discussion to learn more about this critical topic of WP Accessibility.

RSVP right now!