Meetup Recordings

071: GAAD 2024 WordPress Accessibility Showcase

This episode is a recording of a special event we held in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, where representatives from WP Accessibility, Gravity Forms, Elementor, CivicPress, My Calendar, Popup Maker, and Equalize Digital shared information about their WordPress products, and went in-depth into how each team is working towards improving and maintaining accessibility.

069: Quick Accessibility Audits with Gen Herres

This episode is a recording of a May 2024 WordPress Accessibility Meetup where Gen Herres, Owner at Anphira, shares how “quick audits” can help website owners get a high-level understanding of their overall accessibility without investing in a comprehensive audit upfront.

065: Demystifying EU Accessibility Laws with Anna Malmberg & Susi Pallero

This episode is a recording of an April 2024 WordPress Accessibility Meetup where Anna and Susi from Funka, the organization that founded the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, or IAAP, help us better understand European accessibility laws and how to approach compliance while creating inclusive and enjoyable digital experiences.

061: Accessibility Ask Me Anything with Equalize Digital and Digital A11y

This episode is a recording of a March 2024 WordPress Accessibility Meetup where we held an open question-and-answer session on a wide variety of web accessibility topics. We discussed building accessible websites, accessibility testing, selling accessibility to clients or internal stakeholders, and more.

059: Trends to Avoid in 2024 with Danielle Zarcaro

This episode is a recording of a February 2024 WordPress Accessibility Meetup. In it, Danielle Zarcaro, founder of Overnight Website and Kinetic Iris, reviews current website trends we should avoid for accessibility and other reasons.

057: Do More with Less ARIA with Michaela Lederman

This episode is a recording of a February 2024 WordPress Accessibility Meetup where Michaela Lederman, Senior Accessibility & QA Lead at Aten Design Group, explores the intricacies of Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), a critical tool for enhancing the web experience for users with disabilities.

055: Low-Code Accessible WooCommerce Case Study with Amber Hinds

This episode is a recording of a January 2024 WordPress Accessibility Meetup where Amber Hinds, CEO of Equalize Digital, shared her case study on building an accessible drop-shipping WooCommerce website, including the process for building, testing, and remediating in WooCommerce and specific plugin findings.

053: How to Write Accessible Website Copy with Abby Wood

This episode is a recording of a January 2024 WordPress Accessibility Meetup where Abby Wood, Content Strategist at The Content Lab, reviewed how to make your website copy accessible from various perspectives, including reading levels, neurodivergent needs, dyslexia, and Parkinson’s.

049: Going Beyond WCAG Compliance with Andrew Mallis and Mike McCaffrey

This episode is a recording of a December 2023 WordPress Accessibility Meetup where the CEO and Senior Architect at Kalamuna Agency share tools and tactics that can help organizations of any size become more digitally inclusive, and to start thinking beyond just WCAG compliance.

047: Component Pattern Libraries for Accessible WordPress with Reed Piernock

This episode is a recording of a November 2023 WordPress Accessibility Meetup where Reed Piernock of Georgetown University demonstrates how pattern library systems work, how themes and blocks can be built using shared components, and how accessibility testing is an integral part of their process.