The primary challenge faced by website owners, copywriters, designers, and virtual assistants when creating accessible content is the need to work within tight time constraints. In this presentation, Gen will provide practical guidance on meeting accessibility standards while respecting deadlines.
This talk is aimed at novices with little to no prior accessibility experience and will cover strategies for including accessibility in projects with tight deadlines. By the end of the session, attendees will understand how to prioritize accessibility from the outset of a project rather than treating it as an afterthought.
These meetups take place via Zoom and are live captioned. You must register to attend via Zoom.
Gen Herres is the owner at Anphira, LLC and organizes the Baltimore WordPress meetup group. Prior to getting into WordPress development more than a decade ago, Gen was a developer for Boeing on the B-1 Bomber and was a lecturer at the Ohio State University in the computer science department.
Gen has been featured in podcasts and won the 2022 Member of the Year award in the #1 WordPress community. She is very active in WordPress groups encouraging other developers & designers. She has been incorporating accessibility into websites for a couple of years now and is a strong advocate of processes that move accessibility to earlier points in a project and make accessibility easier to understand for novices.
Thank you to our sponsors:
This meetup will be held virtually over Zoom and live captioned, thanks to our sponsors. Slide links will be provided when applicable, and presenters are encouraged to make slides as accessible as possible with alternative text for images, etc.
We’re working to secure sponsors so that we can offer ASL interpretation.
All are welcome to attend. If you need specific accommodations to make this meetup work for you, please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you.
Please note that this group is a welcoming space for all. As this event is part of the official WordPress Meetup program, all attendees must follow the WordPress Online Code of Conduct.
By RSVPing to this meetup, you agree to abide by these guidelines. If you have concerns that the Online Code of Conduct is not being followed, don’t hesitate to get in touch with an organizer.