Sixth group of #WCEU speakers – Sarah Semark, Dmitry Mayorov, Michael Arestad, John Maeda, Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Please welcome our next group of speakers – Sarah Semark, Dmitry Mayorov, Michael Arestad, John Maeda and Morten Rand-Hendriksen.

Our sixth group of speakers are Sarah Semark, Dmitry Mayorov, Michael Arestad, John Maeda and Morten Rand-Hendriksen; and they will talk (among other things) about design topics. Please welcome them!

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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