A few months ago, I was a guest on my friend, Michelle’s, podcast. We talked about our experiences in the WordPress Community here in Rochester, as well as my experience with WPCampus, a community for and by folks who work with WordPress in Higher Ed. I’m so honored that Michelle asked me to on her show, I’ve been a little scared to put this out there because, well, it’s scary! But here it is, and I’m so happy to be part of these communities, where I’ve learned more than I ever though I would and has put me on a path to make the world a more accessible place! (#a11y).
Check out the podcast, send some love to Michelle, too! Tip your barista, why don’t ya??
What is Web Accessibility (#a11y)
Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. View comprehensive explanation at w3.org
Why it’s important
- Avoid lawsuits
- Be more inclusive on your website
- Get more customers
You want all those things, right? Getting your website accessible will open your business to more opportunities and your site will work better for everyone.
Tools to check your sites
Start here to get the Wave tool for your browser. Install it for Chrome, and then check your website – how many errors do you get? This will give you a short view into what you can do to improve your website accessibility. Contact me to talk more about it, and help you get to the next level of accessibility for your website.