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WordPress User Group London - October 2015

  • Oct 20, 2015 · 6:30 PM
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Hello WordPress Users,

Hope you all well :-)

If you have missed our previous events, don't despair. You can find the slides of what we covered so far here http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-User-Group-London/files/

We are pleased to welcome back Graham Armfield with a full on talk about accessibility.

'So, How Do I Know if my WordPress Website is Accessible?' presentation is the one with the yes/no questions that anyone can check on their own website. There's not much that's deeply technical in this one, but it covers a lot of the most important accessibility issues.

Graham Armfield is a Web Accessibility Consultant with his own company Coolfields Consulting. He works with organisations to help them improve the accessibility of their websites - by 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. He's an active member of the Make WordPress Accessible Team and has spoken on accessibility to many WordCamps and other WordPress meetups.

Please don't forget to bring your own laptop along, WiFi will be available.

Of course there will also be plenty of time for you to ask questions and network with all other WordPress users.

Agenda:
6:30pm – Sign-in, pizza & network
7:00pm – News & Latest
7:30pm – Accessibility talk by Graham Armfield
8:30pm – Wrap up and conclusion

The event will be held at the Hub Westminster, 1st floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, Westminster, London, SW1Y 4TE, which is conveniently located between Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.


One of us will welcome you on the ground floor where you'll be asked to sign in and collect your pass. Please wear your pass at all times since we are part of a government building. Then make your way to the 1st floor via the lift (not the stairs, those lead to Narnia) and then follow the signs to the Strategy lab.

If you have any questions, here are two forums that can help you out. One About Meetups Discussion http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-User-Group-London/messages/boards/forum/9788972 and one for WordPress Support & Help http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-User-Group-London/messages/boards/forum/19803502

Last but not least, we are building some resources for you to consume, help yourself here under the "Table of Contents" http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-User-Group-London/about/

Look forward to seeing you soon.

Ciao

PS: If you sign up and then you can't make it to the event, please make sure you change your RSVP to let others on the waiting list to attend. We will keep a record of whose of you that will prevent others from taking part and we reserve the right to deny you access to future events, sorry.

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  • Jane S.

    First time, just what I am looking for at the moment. Looking forward to another.

    November 29, 2015

  • The C.

    Graham's talk was very inspiring and everyone's questions and input were very insightful. Thanks again for having us. We'd love to stay in touch. We regularly post articles about assistive technology that can help people with dyslexia or on the neurodiverse spectrum. Please follow us on twitter @TheCodpast, Facebook or our blog: http://www.thecodpast.org

    if you have any question about the projects we are doing or about BrowseAloud, drop us a line: [masked]

    October 21, 2015

  • Priya m.

    Great event and good to pick up some tips on how I can improve my blog site myself.

    October 21, 2015

  • Andrea M.

    Very Good!

    October 21, 2015

  • Paul H.

    Excellent meetup with some really interesting content. Thanks Eugene, Vineeta, Tom, and all concerned. This is the third time I've listened to Graham and every time has been really useful, informative and enjoyable. Some really useful stuff from Sean on dislexia, and the BrowseAloud product looked very interesting. They'll need to come up with a different pricing model for one man bands and micro businesses though.

    1 · October 21, 2015

  • julie

    Informative regarding focusing on displaying website for users with any forms of disability.
    Visual/audio dyslexic etc a lesson worth learning.

    October 21, 2015

  • Mike W.

    An interesting evening

    October 21, 2015

  • Eugene M.

    So good to have Graham again talking about accessibility and Sean presentation of "BrowseAloud" was mind blowing, if only the tool was more affordable ;-)

    1 · October 20, 2015

  • John P.

    Tacktile informative inclusive welcoming and enjoyable ! Thank you for the organizing it and look forward to next session in Nov. !

    1 · October 20, 2015

  • Kenny

    Another interesting & useful meetUp !

    1 · October 20, 2015

  • Peter J.

    Very helpful session on accessibility which is important for all website developers and owners.

    1 · October 20, 2015

  • John P.

    I am arriving , however may be up to 20 mins late. Looking forward to meting.

    October 20, 2015

  • Ravi G.

    Sorry to be canceling so late.

    I'm just too far away to reach you in time.

    See you next time.

    Thanks again

    Ravi

    October 20, 2015

  • Graham A.

    Slides for my presentation tonight can be found at: http://www.slideshare.net/coolfields/how-do-i-know-if-my-wordpress-website-is-accessible

    I've updated some of the slides to remove some out-of-date information.

    1 · October 20, 2015

  • Gary J.

    Alas, the wife is ill, so I'm not able to make it tonight. Shame, as I always enjoy Graham's a11y talks :-)

    October 20, 2015

    • Graham A.

      Sorry to hear she's not well Gary. Hope to see you next week.

      October 20, 2015

  • Mercedes

    Hi guys!

    What's the subject for next meeting on the 20th Oct.?
    Also, is there any cost?

    Thank you!! X

    October 7, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      hi Mercedes, it's about Accessibility, please see details above. No cost, always free :-) Hope to see you there and then

      1 · October 8, 2015

    • Mercedes

      Great! Thank you! Should see you there! :) X

      October 8, 2015

  • Simon L.

    Disappointed to say I won't be able to make this session.

    October 5, 2015

    • Vineeta G.

      What a shame Simon! Perhaps November meetup!

      October 5, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      Sorry to hear that Simon - see you soon.

      October 6, 2015

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