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Beyond WCAG Compliance: Steps in Your Website’s Commitment to Digital Inclusion: Andrew Mallis and Mike McCaffrey

December 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Beyond WCAG Compliance: Steps in Your Website’s Commitment to Digital Inclusion

Digital accessibility is not achieved by simply implementing standards, it is the outcome of a process rooted in usability and digital inclusion.

Whether you’re starting a full redesign, or are trying to improve on a legacy website, different processes can be put in place to help you better serve your audiences’ ongoing needs. This talk will provide tools and tactics that can apply to organizations of all sizes and budgets, no matter how small.

We will answer questions such as:

  • I feel like I’ve done my best; what more can be done?
  • How do you implement accessibility considerations in every step of a redesign?
  • How can internal teams be confident they are following best practices in accessibility?
  • How can I ensure my site stays accessible long-term and that content editors are part of the solution?
  • How can external experts help, even when your internal team is already focused on building an accessible website?
  • What takes place during an accessibility audit, why is it important, and how can it be scaled to fit your organization’s size and budget?
  • What makes for a good moderated user testing program?
  • How can accessibility be championed internally and become part of an organization’s culture?
These meetups take place via Zoom and are live captioned. You must register to attend via Zoom.

About Andrew and Mike

Andrew Mallis
CEO, Kalamuna
Andrew is CEO and co-founder of Kalamuna – a Toronto/Oakland-based digital agency that partners with socially impactful institutions, associations, and governments to help them solve today’s most pressing problems. Kalamuna does this by empowering them with the research, strategy, design, and technology that will transform their organizations so they can better serve the needs of their audiences and communities. Institutions like Fair Trade USA, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the American Foundation for the Blind have relied upon Kalamuna’s ability to realize complex web projects in multi-stakeholder ecosystems with deep empathy and in a forward-thinking manner sensitive to constraints.

Mike McCaffrey
Sr Architect, Kalamuna
The Internet of the future could be made of stardust or the usual cats, but either way, it will work simply and powerfully because Mike will have made it. Whether he’s thinking strategically about business requirements, tracking and prioritizing user stories, solving complicated design problems, analyzing metrics or releasing new features, he finds the most straightforward and efficient means to pave our path into the 4th dimension.

Event Information


Thank you to our sponsors:

Accessibility & Accommodations

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.

Code of Conduct

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.


December 7, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:


Accessibility Features
Live Captions