When you start thinking about accessibility and all the ways that it impacts people and how it really can make real differences in people’s lives, we were just hooked. Our team just got hooked on that sense of what a contribution… You’re putting out a good karma, but you’re doing something that really impacts people’s lives. So it’s not just about making websites to sell widgets anymore. Widgets in WordPress are different, but you know, economic. It’s a business.
We are WordPress Accessibility Evangelists
Bet Hannon appeared on Hallways Chats, a WordPress podcast hosted by Tara Clays and Liam Dempsey.
Bet spoke about her WordPress origin story, our committeemen to building accessible websites, and dispelling the myth that you have to sacrifice design to make a website accessible.
Accessibility in WordPress is not an option
Bet articulated why our commitment to accessibility is what we do from the word go. “One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was, as a developer, never put accessibility on a proposal as something that can be optional. When you start to think about it, it’s sort of like, why would you want to make it easy for the client to say, “Oh, I know. I don’t think I need that. I’m going to throw these people with disabilities under the bus. So we just don’t ever do that…We’re only going to make accessible websites.”