13: Accessibility by Default with Bet Hannon

In The Loop: A WordPress Podcast by Blackbird Digital

Mar 16 2022 • 1 hr 1 min

Cory and Blackbird senior designer Jack Watson interview Bet Hannon, web accessibility advocate and founder/CEO of BH Business Websites, an agency that designs, builds and maintains accessible sites. Bet was a speaker at WordCamp US 2021 and is a co-organizer of the Bend, Oregon WordPress Meetup.

We discuss why and how to do accessible WordPress sites, the good and (mostly) bad of accessibility overlays, some sound business advice about working accessibility into your contracts, and how to impress upon clients that accessibility is their responsibility, too.

If you have questions about WordPress website development, agency life, or anything else web-related, send an email to podcast@blackbird.digital. You can also find us on Twitter @InTheLoop_WP.


## Links

Bet Hannon Business Websites: https://bhmbizsites.com/

Twitter @bethannon: https://twitter.com/bethannon

(13:47) How To Write Alt Text, The Complete Guide: https://bhmbizsites.com/how-to-write-alt-text-the-complete-guide/

(20:02) Equalize Digital Accessibility Checker Plugin: https://equalizedigital.com/accessibility-checker/

(33:56) Overlay Fact Sheet: https://overlayfactsheet.com/

(40:50) Release of Liability Template: https://bhmbizsites.com/release-liability-template/


## Upcoming WP Events

WordPress Accessibility Day, Nov 2-3, 2022: https://wpaccessibilityday.org/

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