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Volunteer for WP Accessibility Day!

Volunteering is a great way to help make this event great. Don’t have the time to help organize? Volunteer! Not ready to speak? Volunteer! Don’t have the resources to sponsor? Volunteer!

We need volunteers to help introduce speakers, take questions, and monitor chat during the event. We’re hoping to have as many people involved as possible – you can volunteer for one session or a whole day; whatever you’re prepared to do!

Call for Sponsors is now live!

Are you interested in sponsoring the first ever event concerning WordPress and accessibility? Do you want to show your commitment to make WordPress available to everybody, and particularly to people with disabilities?

There is an easy way to do that: help us by covering expenses!

Why should I be sponsoring?

The number of content creators, designers, and developers who understand the importance of accessibility is constantly growing: sponsoring WordPress Accessibility Day will be the perfect chance to get your product or service in front of hundreds of top level WordPress professionals.

By sponsoring WordPress Accessibility Day you are showing your support and commitment to make the WordPress Community more aware of the need to make the web accessible.

What is my money going to be used for?

We want to make the event as accessible as possible to everybody: at the very least, we are committed to offering professional live captioning during the streaming of all talks in English and to review session subtitles after the event.

Since we are also accepting non-English presenters, if we are able to raise enough funds we’ll try and provide live translation and captioning. We won’t know our needs until after selecting speakers, but let us know if you are interested in supporting these specific services.

What does a sponsorship cost?

To allow everyone to contribute according to their means, we are offering three sponsoring packages:

  • Gold level: $1000;
  • Silver level: $500;
  • Bronze level: $250.

If you are willing to contribute a different amount, let us know – all sponsorships are managed on an individual basis.

As soon as the sponsor agreement is signed and your payment has been received, we will place your name and logo on the website (we’ll publish more about the different levels of sponsorships soon.)

Ready to donate? Check out the call for sponsors!

Our Call for Speakers is open!

Speaker applications are now open! Applications will be open until August 15th, 2020 – we look forward to hearing what you want to say!

We are looking for speakers willing to share their knowledge and experience to enrich participants. Why don’t you take this opportunity to contribute as a speaker to this event? Help inspire the WordPress community and improve its accessibility awareness!

Why should I apply?

Speaking at the first-ever WordPress Accessibility Day is a great opportunity for personal growth: it will stimulate you to deepen your knowledge and skills and to leave your comfort zone. As a speaker, we hope you’ll learn a lot – perhaps more than you will teach!

WordPress Accessibility Day will be a great opportunity to get in touch with people from all over the world: being a speaker will give you a lot of visibility and allow you to connect with people all across the whole spectrum of WordPress users and creators.

What kinds of talks are we looking for?

If you have some experience with accessibility, you know that a lot of different specialties are involved: there are technical aspects where developers are more at ease, design aspects to spot and fix, and content creators have a key role in improving web accessibility.

We want all of these aspects to be touched and we want them to be touched at all levels of expertise.

The WordPress Community includes people all the way from developers who are accessibility professionals to business owners just now being exposed to the topic of website accessibility.

Everything that touches on the intersections between WordPress and Accessibility will be considered!

Visit our call for speakers!