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Event Series Event Series: WordPress Accessibility Meetup

Accessibility Pitfalls of WordPress Menus: Deneb Pulsipher

November 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Accessibility Pitfalls of WordPress Menus with Deneb Pulsipher on November 2, at 10 AM Central

**Due to an unexpected emergency with our speaker, “Do More With Less ARIA” is being rescheduled (date TBD). Thank you to Deneb Pulsipher for stepping in to present.**

New Topic Description:
The menu on your site is one of its most important features, as it serves to give access to the rest of your site. Unfortunately, a large portion of the menus that come stock with WordPress themes fail in several ways to deliver on the promise of easy access to the rest of your site for all. They may work for the majority of your visitors, but if you really want to give an inclusive experience to all your visitors, you need to take some time to evaluate and remediate this feature.

In this meetup, Deneb will discuss the reasons an accessible menu is essential to providing a good experience for website visitors. He’ll explore some of the many ways the default menus of various WordPress themes fall short of providing an accessible experience to visitors. He’ll explain how to check a theme’s menu for accessibility and how to remediate it if needed.

These meetups take place via Zoom and are live captioned. You must register to attend via Zoom.

About Deneb Pulsipher

“Captain Accessible” Deneb (DEH-neb) gets excited about the inherent ability the web provides to let everyone access the same information, whether they’re able to see or not, hear or not, use a mouse or not, have no cognitive challenges, or do. The internet can be accessed by nearly everyone through regular technologies like web browsers or assistive technologies like screen readers, as long as we code it right. Deneb’s passion is making sure it’s coded right.

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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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