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The West Valley WordPress Meetup Group meets in various locations in the West San Fernando Valley (Calabasas, Woodland Hills and Topanga). We are Los Angeles based WordPress developers, designers, coders, marketing experts and bloggers united in our passion for the best CMS (content management solution) on the planet. We look forward to sharing ideas, strategies and case studies to help further our understanding of WordPress while staying on top of the latest trends and developments.

This group is open to all levels of WordPress users who are willing to explore what this global movement is all about: open source collaboration and making online experiences better for the community at large. We invite you to attend, contribute, share and learn with us!


WordPress (http://wordpress.org/) started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination. (And tech chops.)

WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPLv2 (or later). It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product. We hope by focusing on user experience and web standards we can create a tool different from anything else out there.

WordPress Global Community Sponsors help fund WordPress Meetup groups and WordCamps around the world. Thank you to WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Nexcess, Bluehost, and Weglot, for their support!

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The Benefits and Ease of Building ADA Compliant Websites with Landon Shefts

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Greetings fellow West Valley WordPressers! We hope everyone is enjoying the summer and is doing well.

It's time again for a virtual West Valley WordPress Meetup. We'll be hosting a very special guest. Landon Sheft from accessiBe will joining us to share how a site can be ADA compliant using accessiBe's AI technology.

Talk Title: The benefits and ease of building ADA compliant websites!
with Landon Shefts, from accessiBe (https://accessibe.com/)

Landon has worked with agencies for over 5 years now, helping them streamline processes and add new technologies to their tech stack in an always evolving industry.

This discussion will explain the changes made in the web accessibility field, something that used to be time consuming, complex, and expensive can now be easily achievable when designing on WordPress. We'll discuss the ADA, the benefits of developing accessible websites, and modern technologies that make this process significantly more streamlined.

Accessibility helps EVERYBODY, as a web developer you can make more money while doing something good for the community, as a business owner you open your online doors to millions of additional potential customers while mitigating your legal risk, and as a internet user with a disability you are provided with equal access to shop, make appointments, and do everything else you may need to do online. We hope you're able to attend and learn more about the future of accessible web design!

Landon will answer questions after his presentation. We'll have an informal watercooler follow up session after the talk by Landon, so please bring any questions, challenges or sharing with our WordPress community. Please join us for this special event.

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