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.

Accessibility is even more important in higher education because, if you receive federal funding, you are required by law to reach Section 508 standards. Today we will discuss how this affects our work and how it impacts content editors managing their information in WordPress.

For this episode, we are joined by WPCampus members Jonathan Perlman, Rachel Cherry, Michael Schofield, Mike Corkum, and Curtiss Grymala.

The WPCampus Podcast is a monthly show where members of the community come together to discuss relevant topics, unique ways that WordPress is being used in higher education, share tutorials and walkthroughs, and more. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, or have a topic you'd like us to discuss, please let us know.

New episodes of The WPCampus Podcast are released every month.

Jonathan Perlman

Senior Web Developer, Dawson College@jpurplemanhttps://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
Jonathan Perlman is an experienced web developer and teacher who works for Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec. He builds custom web solutions for the students, faculty and staff. Recently he’s been leveraging WordPress more and more to do the heavy lifting while focusing on the needs of the institution with custom themes and plugins. Some of his sites have been built for a select few whereas others are visited by 12,000+ applicants. Jonathan is also an instructor for Dawson’s Centre for Training and Development specializing in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, PHP and WordPress.

Rachel Cherry

I'm the Director/Founder of WPCampus and a Senior Software Engineer for The Walt Disney Company. Before Disney, I spent over nine years working in higher education. When I'm not using WordPress to help build the web, I enjoy promoting the importance of accessibility and an open web. Be sure to say hi on Twitter @bamadesigner.

Curtiss Grymala

I am a web developer who has been working with WordPress multisite in higher education since 2007.

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