What we're about

We're a global group of WordPress developers, designers, and users interested in building more accessible websites. Join us twice per month for meetups on a variety of topics related to making WordPress websites that can be used by people of all abilities.

Meetups are held on the first Thursday of the month at 8 AM U.S. pacific time and on the third Monday of the month at 5 PM U.S. pacific time. All groups are held virtually via Zoom so you can join from anywhere. Our meetups are live captioned and have ASL interpretation. We encourage speakers to verbally describe imagery for people who cannot see it.

In between meetups, we invite you to connect with other attendees and members to discuss WordPress accessibility in our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wordpress.accessibility.

Thank you to our sponsors for covering the cost of transcription, live captions, and ASL interpreters:

Equalize Digital: https://equalizedigital.com/
Leon Stafford: https://ljs.dev/
WP Engine: https://wpengine.com/

Interested in speaking? We'd love to hear what you have to say and learn more about how you use WordPress to build accessible websites! Send the organizers, Emma and Amber, a message with your talk idea.

Please note that this group is a welcoming space for all and all members must follow the WordPress Online Code of Conduct. If you have not read these guidelines, you may do so at https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/virtual-events/online-code-of-conduct/. By joining our group, you agree to abide by these guidelines. If you have concerns that the Online Code of Conduct is not being followed, please contact an organizer.

Upcoming events (4+)

How to Test for Accessibility with NVDA: Glen Walker

Online event

Join us for a virtual meetup on WordPress Accessibility, where Glen Walker, Principal Accessibility Architect at TIAA, will be discussing his approach to accessibility to accessibility testing with the popular screen reader, NVDA, and how to fix accessibility problems.

More details coming soon!

Want to speak? Contact an organizer with your topic idea so we can get you on the calendar.

Event Details:
This meetup will be held at U.S. 8 AM Pacific which is 10 AM U.S. Central, 4 PM in the UK, and 8:30 PM IST.

RSVP to receive the link. Links are typically added to this meetup page 1 week in advance of the event.

Accessibility & Accommodations:
Our meetups are held virtually over Zoom and live captioned. There will be an ASL interpreter at this event. Slide links will be provided when applicable and presenters are encouraged to make slides as accessible as possible with alternative text for images, etc.

All are welcome to attend. If you need specific accommodations to make this meetup work for you, please contact an organizer and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Code of Conduct:
Please note that this group is a welcoming space for all and all members must follow the WordPress Online Code of Conduct. If you have not read these guidelines, you may do so at https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/virtual-events/online-code-of-conduct/.

By RSVPing to this meetup, you agree to abide by these guidelines. If you have concerns that the Online Code of Conduct is not being followed, please contact an organizer.

Building a Custom Plugin with an Accessibility First Approach: Phil Webster

Join us for a virtual meetup on WordPress Accessibility, where Phil Webster, a Senior WordPress Developer at Delicious Brains, will discuss the steps to build a custom plugin that for a client site that has accessibility top of mind.

Topics will include design considerations, using semantic markup, vetting third party extensions, preventing accessibility issues by using validation, and when to use aria attributes.

About the Speaker:
Phil Webster is a Senior WordPress Plugin developer at Delicious Brains working on the WP Migrate DB Pro team. He has a deep interest in making the web available to everyone. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife and three kids. Before becoming a developer, he performed and toured as a professional percussionist. When not coding, he enjoys doing things outdoors: hiking, biking, sailing, and especially cooking.

Want to speak? Contact an organizer with your topic idea so we can get you on the calendar.

Event Details:
This meetup will be held at U.S. 5 PM Pacific which is 7 PM U.S. Central, and 10 AM AEST and 5:30 AM IST the next day.

RSVP to receive the link.

Accessibility & Accommodations:
This meetup will be held virtually over Zoom and live captioned, thanks to sponsorship from WP Engine. An ASL Interpreter will be present. Slide links will be provided when applicable and presenters are encouraged to make slides as accessible as possible with alternative text for images, etc.

All are welcome to attend. If you need specific accommodations to make this meetup work for you, please contact an organizer via the messaging feature in Meetup or email Emma (at) equalizedigital.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Code of Conduct:
Please note that this group is a welcoming space for all and all members must follow the WordPress Online Code of Conduct. If you have not read these guidelines, you may do so at https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/virtual-events/online-code-of-conduct/.

By RSVPing to this meetup, you agree to abide by these guidelines. If you have concerns that the Online Code of Conduct is not being followed, please contact an organizer.

Thanks to Our Sponsor
WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, provides the most relied upon and trusted brands and developer-centric WordPress products for companies and agencies of all sizes, including managed WordPress hosting, enterprise WordPress, headless WordPress, Flywheel, Local, and Genesis. WP Engine’s tech innovation and award-winning WordPress experts help to power more than 1.5 million sites across 150 countries. Learn more at https://wpengine.com/

How to Create Accessible Captioned Videos for WordPress Sites & Beyond: Meryl E.

Join us for a virtual meetup on WordPress Accessibility, where Meryl Evans, a digital marketer, speaker, and writer, will be discussing the importance of captions and how to ensure yours follow best practices.

More details coming soon!

Want to speak? Contact an organizer with your topic idea so we can get you on the calendar.

Event Details:
This meetup will be held at U.S. 8 AM Pacific which is 10 AM U.S. Central, 4 PM in the UK, and 8:30 PM IST.

RSVP to receive the link. Links are typically added to this meetup page 1 week in advance of the event.

Accessibility & Accommodations:
Our meetups are held virtually over Zoom and are auto-captioned. Slide links will be provided when applicable and presenters are encouraged to make slides as accessible as possible with alternative text for images, etc.

All are welcome to attend. If you need specific accommodations to make this meetup work for you, please contact an organizer and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Code of Conduct:
Please note that this group is a welcoming space for all and all members must follow the WordPress Online Code of Conduct. If you have not read these guidelines, you may do so at https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/virtual-events/online-code-of-conduct/.

By RSVPing to this meetup, you agree to abide by these guidelines. If you have concerns that the Online Code of Conduct is not being followed, please contact an organizer.

WordPress Accessibility Meetup - Third Monday Evening (U.S.)

Join us for a virtual meetup on WordPress Accessibility. This meetup repeats on the third Monday of the month at 5 PM U.S. pacific time. Speaker and topic details coming soon!

Want to speak? Contact an organizer with your topic idea so we can get you on the calendar.

Event Details:
This meetup will be held at U.S. 5 PM Pacific which is 7 PM U.S. Central, and 10 AM AEST and 5:30 AM IST the next day.

RSVP to receive the link.

Accessibility & Accommodations:
This meetup will be held virtually over Zoom and live captioned, thanks to sponsorship from WP Engine. Slide links will be provided when applicable and presenters are encouraged to make slides as accessible as possible with alternative text for images, etc.

We're working to secure sponsors so that we can offer ASL interpretation.

All are welcome to attend. If you need specific accommodations to make this meetup work for you, please contact an organizer via the messaging feature in Meetup or email Emma (at) equalizedigital.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Code of Conduct:
Please note that this group is a welcoming space for all and all members must follow the WordPress Online Code of Conduct. If you have not read these guidelines, you may do so at https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/virtual-events/online-code-of-conduct/.

By RSVPing to this meetup, you agree to abide by these guidelines. If you have concerns that the Online Code of Conduct is not being followed, please contact an organizer.

Thanks to Our Sponsor
WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, provides the most relied upon and trusted brands and developer-centric WordPress products for companies and agencies of all sizes, including managed WordPress hosting, enterprise WordPress, headless WordPress, Flywheel, Local and Genesis. WP Engine’s tech innovation and award-winning WordPress experts help to power more than 1.5 million sites across 150 countries. Learn more at https://wpengine.com/

Past events (8)

Best Practices for Screen Reader Text: Nick Croft

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