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AgendaWhat is Cities?AccessibilityWP AccessibilityAccessibility PluginsAccessibility WidgetsWP Accessibility GroupAccessible Content
Cities: Los AngelesTheme project managed byNatalie MacLees
What is Cities?Site owners are looking foraccessible WordPress themes.There is a spectacular lack ofaccessible WordPress themes.A world-wide group of accessibilitypactitioners are creating freeaccessible WordPress themes.
Cities: MumbaiShilpi Kapoor @Shilpi_Kapoor ofBarrierBreak is developing theMumbai theme.
Accessibility“Accessibility is the degree to whicha product, device, sevice, orenvironment is available to as manypeople as possible.” Cynthia Waddell
Cities: CanberaGovernment theme By Simon PascalKlein @klepas a freelance webdesigner with a passion for goodtypogaphy.
AccessibilityConstructing a POUR website:•Perceivable•Opeable•Understandable•Robust
Cities: Copenhagenby Karen Mardhal @kmdk driven bythe idea of inclusion and universaldesign - were all in this together!
Accessibility•Enable skip links•Alternate text for pictures•Captioning for video/audio•Don’t use color for navigation•Reading order is correct•Data tables and forms properly coded•Avoid timeouts in forms
Accessibility•No-script elements for scripts•Keyboard navigable•Applications don’t override AT•Visual focus indicator•Don’t override user agent controls•Suﬃcient color contast•No quick motion
Cities: SydneyTheme by Lisa Herrod @scenariogirlwill be a business theme.
WP AccessibilityWordPress accessibility group –dedicated to improving accessibilityin core.Join at Make WordPress Accessible.Tweeting at @WPAccessibility.
Cities: D.C.Team managed by David Kennedy@DavidAKennedy - theme for non-proﬁts and government.
WP AccessibilityWordPress theme review guidelinesfor accessibility are in daft mode.Internet relay chat, Wednesdays,20:00 UTC, #wordpress-ui, severirc.freenode.net or via freenode webchat.
Accessibility PluginsWP Accessibility•Add language and text directionattributes to your HTML attribute•Remove the target attribute from links.•Force a search page error when a searchis made with an empty text string. (If yourtheme has a search.php template.)•Remove tabindex from elements that arefocusable.
Cities: NashvilleTheme by Anna Belle Leisersonfor congregations (churches,temples, mosques etc.)
Accessibility PluginsWP Accessibility•Strip title attributes from images insetedinto content.•Add post titles to standard "read more"links.•Add an outline to the keyboard focus statefor focusable elements.
Accessibility PluginsWP Accessibility•Add a toolbar toggling between highcontast, large print, and desatuated(gayscale) views of your theme.•Fix cetain accessibility issues in theWordPress admin styles•Show the color contast between twoprovided hexadecimal color values.
Accessibility PluginsAccessibility plugins by Joe Dolson:•My Calendar•WP to Twitter•WP Accessibility
Accessibility Widgetswpacc-accessible-twitter-feed byRian Rietveld"Plugin and theme developers shouldbe required to show their work to theirmother or gandmother, maybe thentheyd discover, for example, that agrey site with grey chaacters is prettyhard to read when youre older."
Accessibility Widgetswpacc-accessible-twitter-feed byRian Rietveld•Stand alone widget•Included functiongenesis_tweet_linkify, renamed itwp_accessible_tweet_linkify•Removed target is _blank for links, sothey dont open in a new window
Cities: OttawaTheme project by Simply Accessiblemanaged by Elle McPherson@nethermind - education theme.
Accessibility Widgetswpacc-accessible-twitter-feed byRian Rietveld•Removed title attribute in links(messes up screen reader output)•Removed links on hashtags to preventa overload of links for a tweet•Removed the timestamp/link toprevent an overload of links for a tweet
Accessibility Widgetswpacc-accessible-twitter-feed byRian Rietveld•Removed inline style for font-size•Included a .pot ﬁle and dutch .po/.moﬁles
Cities: New YorkTheme project managedby Patik Patel @ppatel of EZFirewill be a business theme.
Cities: Twin CitiesTheme project managed by JoeDolson @joedolson - Joe is a drivingforce for WordPress accessibility.
Accessible Content•Use "Alternate Text" ﬁeld whenuploading images, describe the image.•Dont use "Read More" links, describedestination: Read More about Cities.•Links: dont use "Open link in newwindow/tab" check box.
Accessible Content•Use headings to sum up paagaphsand give structure.•Use lists if content is a list.•Adding video? Dont autostat! Makesure video is Closed Captioned andprovide a tanscript for audio.
Cities: Rio De JaneiroTheme project managedby Ana Isabel Paaguay@projectarpaatodos
Cities: São PauloTheme project managedby Ana Isabel Paaguay@projectarpaatodos
Cities: Augusta GATheme by Amanda Rush@cswordpress
CreditsFree Blurred Backgroundsby Timothy Whalin @TimothyWhalinImages from Flickr via HaikuDeck for iPadFont: Facit by Just Another FoundySlides composed in Keynote and posted toSlideshare for text tanscription to makethe information accessible.