WordCamp San Fransisco 2014 (WCSF14), the place to be if you’re serious into WordPress. Visiting San Francisco with the accessibility contributors team was a week I won’t forget. It was intense, fun, I spoke a zillion people and learned a lot.
Recently I discovered Contact Form 7 (CF7) by Takayuki Miyoshi. A plugin to create forms on a WordPress website. I was looking for an accessible alternative for Gravity Forms, and discovered that Contact Form 7 does an excellent job!
The Oogvereniging (Eye association) has a WordPress WCAG 2.0 AA website that is maintained by more than 20 volunteers, all with different visual impairments. Teaching them in one afternoon how to use WordPress for adding and maintaining content was not an easy task.
This weekend WordCamp Europe 2013 was held for the first time, in Leiden the Netherlands. Great expectations: the schedule of talks promised a lot. But I was there with a mission and really, WordCamp Europe was a success and so much fun.
As we take great effort to make the front-end of WordPress accessible, the next challenge will be to make an equally accessible CMS. In order to get an impression on this challenge awaiting us I have started a study, together with Jaap van de Putte on how accessible the current CMS of WordPress really is.