Rachel Carden first popped up on my radar when I discovered and used her free WordPress plugin, CPT-onomies, on a project. I followed her on Twitter, asked a couple of support questions, and have admired her ever since for her wicked smart development capabilities and her passion for helping educate others.
By day Rachel runs a large multi-site network for the University of Alabama (yes, if you follow her on Twitter, you’ll have to put up with annoying Alabama fan tweets – especially during football season). In her spare time she loves to encourage collaboration and professional development as a public speaker and organizer of WebTide, Tuscaloosa Web Professionals, HighEdWeb Alabama, and TEDxTuscaloosa.
Rachel and I have connected recently on the topic of web accessibility and kicked around thoughts on how to educate (and make it easier for) people at academic institutions to maintain accessible websites. It’s one thing to create an accessible website and another task altogether to keep it accessible as content is added.
Join us on this episode for a conversation on all of the above, plus whatever’s on your mind.