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A brief discussion at WordCamp Portland in September 2010 on using Wordpress and Accessibility. The talk was given by Domanique Alicia. (www.domanique.com)

A brief discussion at WordCamp Portland in September 2010 on using Wordpress and Accessibility. The talk was given by Domanique Alicia. (www.domanique.com)

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  • 1. Accessibility and Your Blog September 18, 2010 - Domanique.com
  • 2. Accessibility ✤ Define “Accessibility” ✤ Design for Accessibility ✤ Develop for Accessibility ✤ Open Discussion
  • 3. Define Accessibility
  • 4. When we say “Accessible”, we’re talking about websites that can be accessed by all users, regardless of capabilities and disabilities.
  • 5. Design for Accessibility ✤ Design for Color Blind ✤ Design for Technology ✤ Design for User Experience
  • 6. Color Blind Disabilities http://colorfilter.wickline.org
  • 7. Technologies Change.... Fast
  • 8. User Experience
  • 9. Develop for Accessibility ✤ Web Standards & Best Practices ✤ Create Good Themes ✤ Alternate Content ✤ Multiple CSS Files
  • 10. Web Standards & Best Practices
  • 11. The Elusive Access Key
  • 12. Create Good Themes Tables are BAD, use the loop to your advantage
  • 13. Working Image Tag Better Image Tag Awesome Image Tag Alternate Content alt, title, longdesc
  • 14. Multiple CSS Files
  • 15. Sources ✤ Web Accessibility Initiative: http://www.w3.org/WAI ✤ Section 508: http://www.section508.gov ✤ WP on Accessibility: http://codex.wordpress.org/Accessibility ✤ Color Blind Filter: http://colorfilter.wickline.org ✤ Fangs (Firefox plugin): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ 402/ ✤ Web Anywhere (screen reader): http://webanywhere.cs.washington.edu/ wa.php ✤ W3C Validator: http://validator.w3.org
  • 16. Example Sites ✤ Envato: http://www.envato.com ✤ 100 Layer Cake: http://100layercake.com/blog/archives/8690 ✤ Domanique Alicia: http://www.domanique.com ✤ Smashing Magazine: http://www.smashingmagazine.com
  • 17. Domanique Alicia @_dom www.domanique.com