Website Accessibility & WordPress
At our meetup last night, I spoke on the topic of website accessibility – a topic that has been gaining traction in the last couple of years. “Website accessibility” refers to having a website that can be used by everyone – people of all abilities and disabilities, whether temporary or permanent.
Why Accessibility Matters
According to the World Health Organization 2018 World Report on Disability, more than 1 billion people in the world have a disability of some sort – that’s approximately 15% of the population.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey found that 1 in 8 people in the United States have a disability. These people spend $200 billion annually on discretionary purchases.
Having an accessible website is important not just because it’s good karma, but also because it can help your search engine optimization, grow your prospective customer base, and in some
Find Out More
Have I piqued your interest? Want to know more about if your website is legally required to be accessible? Want to learn accessibility best practices, how to test for accessibility, and how to correct issues? Check out the slides from my presentation or watch the live video recording from our meetup, below.
We decided to try something new this week and live stream our meetup on Facebook. You can watch the video playback below.
Get in Touch
Have comments or questions about website accessibility or WordPress? Leave it below and I’ll do my best to respond quickly. If you’d like to contact me about something else, you can grab my phone number or email address at https://roadwarriorcreative.com/contact.