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Building Accessible WordPress Websites

taught by: Amber Hinds

Session Summary

WordPress is a content management system that powers more than 40% of the web and makes it easy for anyone to spin up a website quickly or modify their existing website with a plethora of add-ons and plugins. This session will cover special considerations for building accessible websites with WordPress.


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If your organization has a WordPress-powered website, this is the session for you. Join a discussion about best practices for building accessible WordPress websites, including how to choose plugins and themes for accessibility and how utilizing WordPress's built-in or custom user roles is important for maintaining accessibility.

In addition to discussing front-end accessibility, this session will also cover ways to make the backend of WordPress accessible as well, so that people with disabilities can edit your website, and the CMS itself will be Section 508 compliant.

Time will be provided for general Q&A at the end. Attendees are welcome to bring WordPress-specific accessibility challenges that they're facing on their own websites to get feedback and recommendations.

Practical Skills

  • How to choose an accessibility-ready theme.
  • How to test plugins for accessibility before installing them on a live site.
  • How to ensure the backend of the your WordPress website is accessible.