Meet Amanda Rush, a WordPress consultant focusing on accessible websites. Amanda first came on my radar due to her involvement with the WordPress Accessibility team, a group of volunteers dedicated to improving accessibility in WordPress core and related projects.
Though I’m not a part of that team, I stalked them heavily during my development of the Utility Pro theme, a fully accessible web template build for the Genesis Framework. There’s nowhere better to learn than directly from the experts!
I got to know Amanda during that period and eventually met her for the first time in person at WordCamp San Francisco 2014.
Since then, she’s made contributions to the Utility Pro theme (most notably assisting with the mobile menu), and continues to be patient with me and answer my many ongoing questions about web accessibility.
Adding to Amanda’s expertise in web accessibility is the fact that she’s blind. I’m excited to have Amanda on the show to both discuss web accessibility as well as live demo a WordPress development process from a blind perspective.