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Do More with Less ARIA: Michaela Lederman

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

WordPress Accessibility Meetup: Do More With Less ARIA with Michaela Lederman on Thursday, February 1 at 10 AM Central.
We all know that accessible websites are important, but many people assume that accessibility equates to static or boring. In an attempt to be “accessible,” they add ARIA roles & landmarks on everything, which is counterintuitive; knowing when to avoid ARIA & how to properly implement it leads to an accessible and enjoyable website for all. Aten’s accessibility expert, Michaela Lederman will cover the ins & outs of incorporating ARIA into your development process, including:
  1. What ARIA is and why do we use it
  2. When to use ARIA vs. native elements
  3. Common ARIA and how to properly implement into your code
Developers will leave feeling confident balancing accessible javascript using ARIA and native elements.
These meetups take place via Zoom and are live captioned. You must register to attend via Zoom.

About Michaela Lederman

Michaela writes and speaks about accessibility and inclusive digital experiences, has completed a number of accessibility trainings, and is certified as an IAAP – Web Accessibility Specialist. Michaela always had an interest in making the world a better place and giving back to the community through volunteering as well as advocating for physical and digital ADA compliance. Now she uses her professional background and her passion for inclusivity to bring awareness and solutions to digital ADA compliance as Aten Design Group’s Senior Accessibility & QA Lead.

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.


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