First group of #WCEU speakers – Yoav Farhi, Rian Rietveld, Adrian Roselli, Pirate Dunbar, and Julka Grodel

We welcome our first group of WordCamp Europe speakers – Yoav Farhi, Rian Rietveld, Adrian Roselli, Pirate Dunbar, Julka Grodel

The moment that you have all been waiting for is finally here. As of today, we will start to announce WordCamp Europe speakers in small, thematic groups every couple of days. So, without further ado – we present the first group of speakers to you: Yoav Farhi, Rian Rietveld, Adrian Roselli, Pirate Dunbar, and Julka Grodel. Continue reading First group of #WCEU speakers – Yoav Farhi, Rian Rietveld, Adrian Roselli, Pirate Dunbar, and Julka Grodel

Let’s make accessibility the next big thing

It was during the inaugural WordCamp Europe that I first met Rian. It was my first WordCamp ever, as for many others. I met Rian on Contributors Day in the accessibility track, which was also my first contact with how WordPress faces accessibility. Yes, I was aware of various accessibility issues and how people with disabilities use the web, but that was the point, that first Contributors day of mine, when I realised how important this work is.

Since then I followed Rian and the efforts of the entire WordPress accessibility team. Their job is the important one of not only improving accessibility in our WordPress world but building awareness for it too. They work hard every day to make WordPress, its plugins and themes accessible to everyone, yet, we can be unaware of that. This is a story about WordPress and its accessibility team. Continue reading Let’s make accessibility the next big thing