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Building Accessibly with WordPress

| Proposal No: 2009

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  • Joe Dolson, , Accessible Web Design

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

WordPress is a well-designed content management system with a commitment to semantic HTML and web development best practices. Learn about the accessibility issues posed by WordPress and the newest developments and gains in WordPress accessibility.

Abstract

With well over 5 million web sites using WordPress, it`s obvious that the open-source CMS is a huge part of the web eco-system. WordPress has been developed with great attention to HTML semantics and best practices, but there are still holes to fill if you want best practice web accessibility for your web site. Learn about what you can do to improve WordPress on the front-end, in the admin, and what you need to know about themes and plug-ins to keep your site accessible.

Kepoints

  1. WordPress, while largely accessible, is not an instant solution.
  2. A few simple functions can solve many existing problems.
  3. What to expect from plug-ins and themes.

Speaker Bio(s)

Joe Dolson

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