Website Accessibility & WordPress

Website Accessibility & WordPress

At our meetup last night, I spoke on the topic of website accessibility – a topic that has been gaining traction in the last couple of years.  “Website accessibility” refers to having a website that can be used by everyone – people of all abilities and disabilities, whether temporary or permanent.

Why Accessibility Matters

According to the World Health Organization 2018 World Report on Disability, more than 1 billion people in the world have a disability of some sort – that’s approximately 15% of the population.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey found that 1 in 8 people in the United States have a disability.  These people spend $200 billion annually on discretionary purchases.

Having an accessible website is important not just because it’s good karma, but also because it can help your search engine optimization, grow your prospective customer base, and in some cases it’s legally required.

Find Out More

Have I piqued your interest?  Want to know more about if your website is legally required to be accessible?  Want to learn accessibility best practices, how to test for accessibility, and how to correct issues?  Check out the slides from my presentation or watch the live video recording from our meetup, below.

Video Recap

We decided to try something new this week and live stream our meetup on Facebook.  You can watch the video playback below.

Website Accessibility and WordPress – Live from Georgetown WordPress Meetup!

Live from Georgetown WordPress Meetup! We're talking website accessibility – what it is and why you should care. Tune in for topics related to website accessibility, including:- Why accessibility matters- Accessibility laws – who needs to follow them- Accessibility best practices- How to test if your website is accessible or has any accessibility issues- How to fix accessibility issues if they arise- WordPress specific accessibility tools/themesFollow along on the slides at http://bit.ly/wordpressa11y

Posted by Road Warrior Creative on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Presentation Slides

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Have comments or questions about website accessibility or WordPress?  Leave it below and I’ll do my best to respond quickly.  If you’d like to contact me about something else, you can grab my phone number or email address at https://roadwarriorcreative.com/contact

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