WordPress Meetup in NJ - New Jersey (United States)

2021-01-25 (Monday)
WordPress Hangout (Online)

Community: WordPress Montclair

2021-01-25 19:00

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Come hangout with other WordPress folks on video chat and ask questions, discuss what you're working on, or just catch up. If there's a specific topic you'd like to discuss, leave a message in the comments.

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This event will be hosted on Zoom. A password will be sent to all that RSVP prior to the event.

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Join the JerseyPress Slack group to chat with others in our community and get help: http://wpmontclair.org/slack/

2021-02-08 (Monday)
The Business Case for Accessibility

Community: WordPress Montclair

2021-02-08 19:00

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Is your website accessible for people with disabilities (for instance, people who are blind)? Maybe you have heard about businesses like Domino's and entertainers like Beyoncé being sued over inaccessible websites. Did you know that in 2019 (the most recent year stats are available) more than 2235 businesses and organizations were sued because their websites were not accessible?

Sometimes websites are not made accessible because of the perceived large increase of costs -- and it can cost more to make a site accessible. But accessible websites have good ROI (return on investment) for both developers and businesses who make their sites accessible. It's not just good karma, it's good business!

This talk will not deal with technical aspects of making sites accessible, but will focus on why building in accessibility on websites is good for business, and what are some steps that anyone can take now to make their website more accessible. Business owners will find this information helpful, and anyone who develops sites for businesses (and nonprofits!) will also find tips for "selling" accessibility to clients who may be unfamiliar with the concept, and how to get them to fully embrace it.

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Bet Hannon has worked with businesses and nonprofits for over 10 years, helping them build WordPress websites, integrate other communication channels, and learn how to use digital marketing tools more effectively. She is the founder & CEO of BH Business Websites, that designs, builds and maintains accessible sites, including membership and ecommerce sites. Bet is a contributor on the WP Support Team, lives in Bend, Oregon, and is a co-organizer of the WP Meetup there.

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This event will be hosted on Zoom. A password will be sent to all that RSVP prior to the event.

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Join the JerseyPress Slack group to chat with others in our community and get help: http://wpmontclair.org/slack/