Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

Motivational Speaker

Just Announced: The Left Thumb Blogger Live in Vegas!

Filed under: Blog Accessibility,Social Media — by at 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 24, 2009

Featured speaker at BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2009, October 15-17, in Las Vegas

After months of anticipation, the details are finally finalized: I am presenting at WordCamp Las Vegas at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo. Yes, the Left Thumb Blogger live in Vegas!

Together with WordPress’ parent company Automattic’s “User Interface Goddess” Jane Wells, who will be appearing via video, and Damien Patton, founder and CEO of (plus countless other projects on his plate!), we will be presenting the “Three Faces of Blog Accessibility” . We’ll be discussing blog accessibility from three perspectives:

  • barriers bloggers with disabilities face and tips for increasing your blog’s accessibility;
  • benefits to businesses for implementing the web accessibility guidelines; and
  • the blogging platform WordPress’ commitment to accessibility accessibility.

Please join us!

When: Saturday, October 17th, 2009, at 1pm
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, towards the back of the Exhibit Hall

I’d like to thank BlogWorld Co-founder and CEO Rick Calvert and BlogWorld’s Social Media Director Jim Turner for including accessibility on the blogging agenda, and john Hawkins for welcoming our panel presentation onto the WordCamp Las Vegas schedule. Having blog accessibility included at such an event is a huge step forward for increasing awareness of this issue.

See you in Vegas!

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.

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Comment by Lori-ann

September 24, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

Congratulations Glenda! A big step forward for blog accessibility awareness. I wish I could be there to “feel” the reaction that rolls through the audience when you do your presention. You go girl!

Comment by S Emerson

September 25, 2009 @ 10:24 am

Good luck with your presentation Glenda. Will be rooting for you from Vancouver.

Comment by Melanie Nelson

September 28, 2009 @ 7:30 am

Glenda, I’m so excited to see that there’s a WordCamp included with my BWE registration and that you’ll be presenting! I can’t wait to hear more about what I can do to make my own site more accessible and also how I can encourage others to do the same. See you in a few weeks!

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