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WordPress Meetup Accessibility Day, Santa Clarita Valley

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WordPress Meetup Accessibility Day, Santa Clarita Valley


In anticipation of the first annual WordPress Accessibility Day (24-hour global event on October 2) and it's Call for Speakers closing August 15th, we're hosting a joint meetup of three Meetups located in the valleys north of Los Angeles to highlight this important topic.

Join us as we offer three consecutive Meetups on Saturday, August 8th that will discuss accessibility in WordPress through presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on learning.

NOTE: This Meetup will be live captioned.

WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup (
South Central Coast WordPress Adventure Group (
WordPress San Fernando Valley Meetup (

5 Good Faith Rules on WordPress (
Code of Conduct ( )
For security purposes, Zoom link to be provided to those who RSVP.

Starting at 10:00 am PST
WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup Agenda
10:00 am - 10:05 am - Welcome/Intro, WordPress News & Notes

10:05 am - 10:45 am
AHMED KHALIFA - Making videos captions beautiful, accessible, and engaging at the same time.

Ahmed Khalifa is an experienced freelance WordPress SEO consultant, where he works with businesses to grow their visibility, engagement, and conversion of their WordPress sites. Ahmed is also deaf/hard of hearing and a deaf advocate.
Combining his WordPress SEO experience with his own personal lifestyle has allowed Ahmed to understand how important it is for everyone to have access to content and how this can benefit content creators, too.

10:45 am - 10:55 am, Questions & Answers
10:55 am - 11:05 am, Coffee Break

11:05 am - 11:45 am
DAX CASTRO, Top 10 PDF Accessibility Errors and How to Fix Them.

Dax is an award-winning Adobe Certified PDF Trainer who has been working in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry for nearly two decades.

In addition to being a Certified Digital Accessibility Specialist, Dax is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and an Adobe Community Professional (ACP) where he utilizes his extensive real-world experience in problem-solving to provide solutions for InDesign users who are simply at their wit’s end.

11:45 am - 11:55 am, Questions & Answers
11:55 am - 12:05 pm, Coffee Break

South Central Coast WordPress Adventure Group Agenda
12:05 - 12:10 pm - Introductions, Announcements, WordPress News & Notes

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
ALICIA ST ROSE, How Accessibility Opened New Doors to Creativity
(including questions)

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm Coffee Break

WordPress San Fernando Valley Meetup Agenda
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm - Introductions, Announcements, WordPress News & Notes

1:05 pm - 1:45 pm
LAINEY FEINGOLD, Legal Considerations with Accessibility.

Lainey is a disability rights lawyer who focuses on digital accessibility, an author, and an international speaker and trainer. She represents disabled people seeking full participation in all society has to offer. Her principal work is with the blind and visually impaired community on technology and information access issues, including web and mobile accessibility.

Along with co-counsel, she has developed Structured Negotiation, an alternative to filing a lawsuit that emphasizes collaboration and focuses on solution. Lainey’s book about Structured Negotiation was published by the American Bar Association in 2016, is available in print and accessible digital formats. (

1:45 pm - 1:55 pm, Questions & Answers
1:55 pm - 2:05 pm, Coffee Break

2:05 pm - 2:45 pm - Accessibility Panel Discussion, with Special Guest Panelist TBA, Sumner Davenport, Alicia St Rose, and moderated by Joe Simpson

2:45 pm - 2:55 pm - Questions & Answers
2:55 am - 3:00 pm - Closing Remarks

Our thanks to the organizers, Joe Simpson, Sumner Davenport, and Alicia St Rose for sponsoring the captioning services. We also thank Sumner M. Davenport & Assoc. for providing the Zoom link.

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