The WPCampus Blog: Accessibility

Blog: WPCampus Releases Gutenberg Accessibility Audit RFP

Update: We have extended the proposal submission deadline until Wednesday, November 14. WPCampus has released a request for proposals seeking an accessibility audit of the WordPress “Gutenberg” editor. Our organization is sensitive to the legal requirements set by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The recent 508 refresh brought these requirements in line with WCAG […]

Video: Create accessible navigation from scratch with WordPress

No matter how users get to your sites, they deserve an inclusive, accessible experience. A main navigation component built with accessibility in mind goes a long way towards this goal. Fortunately, WordPress leaves the implementation of accessibility best practices up to theme and plugin developers. This means that by carefully thinking about how to build […]

Video: Access granted: Working with an accessibility mindset

Accessibility can be difficult to approach as an an organization. It is a complicated topic, and it is difficult to know where to begin, and it is hard to know when you’ve sufficiently met the requirements. But accessibility complaints are prevalent, and educational institutions need to build online experiences that don’t leave students behind to […]

Video: Accessibility and life beyond the ALT tag

When we talk about design and the web, for some reason we don’t believe we can have our beautiful cake and access it too. Sometimes, the idea of accessibility seems like a bucket of water on a campfire—not the kind of sizzle we are want for our website. And yet I tell you, there’s hope. […]

Video: Case studies in implementing accessibility for difficult content

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/implementing-accessibility-for-difficult-content/. Session Description: Everyone knows accessibility is important now. (You didn’t know? DEFINITELY you need to be at this session.) The low-level stuff is pretty easy — make sure your images have alt tags, replace your Flash videos with HTML5 equivalents with […]

Video: Incorporating the aXe Accessibility Testing Engine Plugin in WordPress

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/incorporating-the-axe-accessibility-testing-engine-plugin-in-wordpress/. Session Description: NC State has recently built a WordPress plugin using the aXe Accessibility Testing Engine by Deque Systems. We are finishing up our pilot of this within our own Office of Information Technology group and are gearing up to launch […]

Resource: Accessibility

Accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to, websites by people with disabilities.

Video: Workshop: WordPress and A11y

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/a11y-workshop/. Session Description: Working in higher education, we have a duty to make sure that our web content is usable and accessible to everyone. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines give us a good place to start, but we need to take the […]

Video: Accessibility case study: WCAG and screen reader solutions for accordions and tabs

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/lightning-talks/accessibility-case-study-wcag-screen-reader-solutions-accordions-tabs/. Session Description: Achieving WCAG and screen-reader accessibility, for the most part, isn’t too hard—web fonts and robust button formats have removed the need for text-as-image-file graphics, and CSS layouts rescued all of us from inaccessible, table-based presentations. But tab elements, with […]

Video: Tools and approaches for managing content, accessibility and web identity at scale

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/tools-approaches-managing-content-accessibility-web-identity-scale/. Session Description: Universities publish a lot of content on the web! It’s not uncommon for there to be thousands of domains and millions of pages. As a central web group, how do you keep up with it all? This session will […]

Video: Empathy and Accessibility for the Web

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/empathy-and-accessibility-for-the-web/. Session Description: We create things on the internet so that people can access our information and, often, so that we can get information from them. Unfortunately, we often overlook difficulties and differences that people have when accessing our content, which is […]

Video: Techniques, Tools and Resources for Making WordPress Accessible

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2016 website at https://2016.wpcampus.org/schedule/techniques-tools-resources-accessibility/. Session Description: Higher educations should be accessible for all users and making your website accessible does not have to be overwhelming. This session will provide a general overview of Section 508 and W3C WCAG 2.0 guidelines and the tools and resources […]

Podcast: Accessibility

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Web accessibility refers to 
the inclusive practice of 
removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to, websites by people with disabilities. When your website is accessible, visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader and those who can’t use the mouse can navigate your site using a keyboard or other input device. […]

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