Inclusion and accessibility is a priority in The WordPress Community. For WordCamp US, we made a commitment to make the event as accessible as possible so that WordCamps continue to be an example for open source and technology conferences the world over.
Once again WordCamp US is pleased to share that we will be fully accessible to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing members of our community via Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) live captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters. Captions will be projected to the main screen in every presentation room and ASL interpreters will be provided on request. The Livestream will also have captions available. Thank you to the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre and White Coat Captioning for helping us implement these services
This year we will also have nursing pods available. For mothers who would prefer to nurse privately, the pods are a clean, comfortable alternative to using public restrooms or office space. Any volunteer will have more information, or ask at the registration desk!
WordCamp US will also include non-gendered restrooms as well as traditional Women’s and Men’s restrooms. We don’t assume you know best about our bodies, so we won’t assume we know best about yours.
Even though we work tirelessly to make these events as inclusive as possible, we know that sometimes things are missed. We encourage the “See something, Say something” mentality for all WordCampers — if you see something that isn’t right, let us know. If you’re not sure whether something should be mentioned or not, refer to our Code of Conduct.
Want to be part of the change in technology inclusion with WordCamps? There is still time to get your ticket!