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Online WordPress Accessibility Workshop

An all-new, full-day online training about Accessibility and WordPress! Bring our very own Technology Director to your desktop or conference room on August 7th from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (CT). Register for this workshop »

Attend for only $21!

To celebrate our organization’s 21 years of service to the community, use promo code CHEERS21 at checkout to attend this workshop for $21 (regularly $349). Only 21 seats at the promo price available – so act quickly.

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August 7, 2019 · 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM CT

Adding accessibility into WordPress sites and products

As an open-source content management system, WordPress is a practical and popular platform to manage your organization’s digital presence or promote your organization’s goals. While it has many accessible features out-of-the-box, a lot can happen in design, development, and content entry that hinder, rather than help, with accessibility.

In this full-day workshop, you will dive into the current state of accessibility in WordPress and get a look at WordPress’ out-of-the-box accessibility features and examine over a dozen of its most common accessibility issues.

Next, you will look at how to tackle WordPress theme management and accessibility plugins to include better accessibility support.

Afterward, we will look at how WordPress handles the creation of accessible content – including how to manage automated and manual testing of our sites.

Workshop Takeaways

  • Discover common accessibility issues in WordPress sites.
  • Learn the basics of WordPress customization – including themes, plugins, and more – for accessibility.
  • Understand how to create content in an accessible manner with WordPress.
  • Gain knowledge of how to test WordPress sites for accessibility.

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Prerequisites

  • Comfortable with HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript
  • Familiarity with WordPress and PHP
  • Working knowledge of digital accessibility
WordPress

About WordPress

Used by more than 60 million websites, including 33.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2019, WordPress is the most popular website management system in use today. It is most associated with blogging but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores.

Robert Jolly

About Robert Jolly

An accessibility-focused Project Manager with 20 years in the industry, Robert has managed teams and projects for clients including Georgetown University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Zappos, Nintendo, Time Inc., American Airlines, JetBlue, and many others.

He is a member of the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG), where he promotes web accessibility to a global audience of professionals by developing educational content in the form of tutorials, examples, and other documentation. Additionally, he evangelizes web accessibility by speaking at conferences, leading training workshops, and bringing a whole-team approach to accessibility and inclusive design.

WordPress Accessibility Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Start time is at 9:30 AM CT, New York - 10:30 AM, San Francisco - 7:30 AM, London - 3:30 PM

Schedule with times in Central Daylight Time (CDT):

  • 9:30 AM CT: Morning Session
  • 12:00 PM CT: Break
  • 1:00 PM CT: Afternoon Session
  • 2:30 PM CT: Workshop Ends

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After Registration

Once registered, an order confirmation arrives in your email. A few moments later after you have registered, the person assigned the ticket receives an event details email that includes, among other things:

  • A calendar invite to add the event to your calendar
  • A unique link to join the event on the day of the conference

Also, as the event draws near, ticket holders will receive email reminders, so they don’t miss a thing!

On the day of the online event, enjoy and learn! In one to two weeks after the event, you will be notified that recordings have been posted so you can review and share with your team.

Have any questions?

Feel free to contact us if there’s anything else you’d like to know.