Accessibility and Your Blog

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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)

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  • Accessibility and Your Blog

    1. 1. Accessibility and Your Blog September 18, 2010 - Domanique.com
    2. 2. Accessibility ✤ Define “Accessibility” ✤ Design for Accessibility ✤ Develop for Accessibility ✤ Open Discussion
    3. 3. Define Accessibility
    4. 4. When we say “Accessible”, we’re talking about websites that can be accessed by all users, regardless of capabilities and disabilities.
    5. 5. Design for Accessibility ✤ Design for Color Blind ✤ Design for Technology ✤ Design for User Experience
    6. 6. Color Blind Disabilities http://colorfilter.wickline.org
    7. 7. Technologies Change.... Fast
    8. 8. User Experience
    9. 9. Develop for Accessibility ✤ Web Standards & Best Practices ✤ Create Good Themes ✤ Alternate Content ✤ Multiple CSS Files
    10. 10. Web Standards & Best Practices
    11. 11. The Elusive Access Key
    12. 12. Create Good Themes Tables are BAD, use the loop to your advantage
    13. 13. Working Image Tag Better Image Tag Awesome Image Tag Alternate Content alt, title, longdesc
    14. 14. Multiple CSS Files
    15. 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. 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. 17. Domanique Alicia @_dom www.domanique.com

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