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WordPress Accessibility Day, September 2023

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This yr, GreenGeeks is famous as a sponsor for WordPress Accessibility Day. This occasion begins on the twenty seventh of September and is a 24-hour international occasion. Which means you possibly can attend the reside talks no matter what time zone wherein you reside.

Registration for this event is free except you wish to donate. Though donations aren’t essential to benefit from the occasion, they’re useful in ensuring occasions reminiscent of this proceed sooner or later.

Plus, you possibly can add a bit further to your donation to obtain a shirt particular to WordPress Accessibility Day.

Personally, I fairly take pleasure in memorabilia and merch from occasions reminiscent of this. In truth, my daughter nonetheless walks round with one in all our WordCamp shirts from 4 years in the past.

What’s WordPress Accessibility Day?

Began in 2020, WordPress Accessibility Day is actually a day of recognizing these with disabilities utilizing the Web. This consists of those that endure from varied visible impairments, listening to loss, mobility issues, epilepsy, dyslexia, and a bunch of different issues.

As roughly 16% of the world’s population has a big incapacity, a extra accessible approach to make use of the Web is right for everybody. This occasion helps convey to gentle the significance of accessibility and why it’s important for on-line success.

The occasion is held on-line as attendees are capable of register without spending a dime and watch the reside streams throughout Zoom webinars. And since WordPress Accessibility Day is a 24-hour occasion, attendees can watch reside streams no matter the place they reside throughout the globe.

In case you miss a particular discuss, don’t fear; recordings can be found on the WordPress Accessibility Day’s YouTube channel.

I like the concept recordings have gotten extra obvious as we speak. There have been loads of talks I’d have liked to see however had been in a WordCamp on the opposite facet of the world. This lets everybody benefit from the content material at their leisure.

What to Count on from WordPress Accessibility Day

Proud Sponsor: WordPress Accessibility Day 2023. September 27th-28th. Free live streaming - 24 hours. Register at

The occasion begins on September 27, 2023, and begins at 14:45 UTC with opening remarks from Amber Hinds, Co-lead organizer. Afterward, you possibly can attend greater than 20 webinars masking a wide range of matters.

Among the talks that stand out most to me embody:

  • Is my WordPress website accessible? Learn how to Carry out Accessibility and Usability Exams
    Are you aware in case your web site is accessible? Relying on location, having accessibility choices may very well be enforceable by legislation. On this discuss, Maria Gabriela Gandica helps you check for and enhance the accessibility of your web site.
  • Go Past Checklists to Construct a Nice Course Studying Expertise
    For individuals who are excited about constructing studying programs with a Studying Administration System, Sandi Gauder walks you thru going past easy checklists to create studying content material that’s nice for everybody to make use of.
  • Let’s Construct an Accessible WordPress Web page & Submit
    Are you aware what it takes to create an accessible submit or web page in WordPress? On this webinar, Peter Ingersoll demonstrates the perfect practices for together with accessibility in your content material.
  • Cell Accessibility: Constructing Accessible Cell Websites and Native Apps for Accessibility
    Do you know that at the moment, greater than 54% of Internet users are on mobile devices? Cell accessibility is simply as vital as it’s for desktop computer systems, and Gian Wild will break down the perfect practices to accommodate those that use these units.
  • Accessibility Pitfalls of WordPress Menus
    Not everybody places loads of thought into the accessibility of menus in WordPress. On this dialogue, Deneb Pulsipher goes over why it is best to embody accessibility in menus and what to keep away from by exhibiting how sure WordPress themes fail to accommodate.

These are only a handful of the talks you’ll have entry to on WordPress Accessibility Day. Others embody every little thing from accessible e-mail strategies to creating animation pause buttons.

No matter the kind of web site you construct with WordPress, there are matters for just about everybody…figuratively and actually.

Register for Free!

Don’t overlook that registration is free. This one-day occasion has loads of nice webinars, obtainable, and also you don’t wish to miss out on the knowledge supplied. And in case you miss a couple of due to timing, it’s also possible to entry them on YouTube, as I discussed earlier.

I’d like to finish by thanking the entire organizers, attendees, volunteers, and sponsors for serving to keep the WordPress Accessibility Day occasion. You all reveal how an incredible group can convey collectively so many artistic and superior minds.

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