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At WordPress London this month we're talking about building a fully featured Laravel application with data from WooCommerce and HTML5 elements and accessibility. ## Taking WooCommerce to the next level with Laravel Louise will show you how her her team built a packing application for a warehouse, the challenges they faced taking data from a WooCommerce website, and building a fully featured Laravel application. Using a bespoke WooCommerce plugin with a combination of technologies including the REST APi, webhooks and web sockets. Adding in real time information and third party APIs from shipping providers makes for a lot of complexity. Louise goes through the challenges some of the implementation and provides ideas for how you might tackle such a project. Presented by Louise Towler Follow them @louisetowler (https://twitter.com/louisetowler) ## What have the new HTML5 elements ever done for accessibility? Ten years ago the HTML5 proposition saw the light for the first time. HTML5 introduced new and extended APIs to support more interactive pages, and a whole stack of new semantic elements to delight us. So after a lifetime (in web terms), how extensively are these elements being supported by browsers, used by developers, and how have they impacted upon the accessibility of websites that use them? We'll look at some successes, some elements where more browser or assistive technology finesse is required, and a frustrating selection where we are still a long way from being 'match ready'. Presented by Graham Armfield. Graham is a Web Accessibility Consultant with his own company Coolfields Consulting. He works with organisations to help them improve the accessibility of their websites - testing the websites for accessibility, and advising the designers and developers on how to fix issues found. He's also a WordPress developer, and has built many accessible WordPress websites for clients – both large and small. He has also contributed to the Make WordPress Accessible Team. Follow them @coolfields (https://twitter.com/coolfields) Running Order (STC): 18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments 19:00 - Opening remarks 19:20 - Speaker - Louise Towler 19:55 - Break 20:10 - Speaker - Graham Armfield 20:30 - Closing remarks 21:00 - Social Follow #wpldn (https://twitter.com/wpldn) on Twitter for all the latest and join the Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpldn/) to take the conversation further. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you. The WordPress London meetup is supported by a team of volunteers: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/). ### Media Release Terms. By attending a WPLDN event, you understand and accept that portions of the event may have audio/photo/video-recorded and/or live-streamed and may be used by WP&UP. You agree that WP&UP has the right and permission to use and publish such media for any purpose in any format including, but not limited to, (WPandUP.org) and/or offline, now and ever after without further compensation, permission, or notification. You understand that all official recordings from the event are the exclusive property of WP&UP, available under the Creative Commons AttributionShareAlike license for general use, and you do not ask for nor expect compensation or notification of the use of official recordings or photographs in which you appear or speak. If you do not wish to appear in photos or videos please make this known to a member of the organisational team at the start of the event.