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(1888 PressRelease) Sumner Davenport, Specialist in Web Accessibility, Delivers Engaging Presentation on Web Accessibility and Not ADA Compliance.

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA - at November’s WordCamp Riverside 2019, Sumner Davenport presented a 90-minute fact-filled session on Web Accessibility. Afterwards, Ms. Davenport fielded questions for over an hour from web designers seeking solutions that they could give their clients. For the two weeks following the event Davenport received dozens of phone calls and emails with additional questions related to individual website problems.

Although many questions asked of Ms. Davenport are regarding the recent Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision to not to hear the Dominos Web Accessibility case, and the ever growing list of lawsuits filed under lack of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act ) compliance, she refuses to educate on ADA compliance. Although several business owners have recently been sued for their websites not being accessible to persons with disabilities and filed in part under ADA alleging disability discrimination, Davenport says “ADA is a law, and I am not a lawyer. I cannot tell you how, or if, you are compliant with any law. I can, however, direct you to information you can show you attorney so it can be explained to you properly. “ On the other hand,” Davenport continues, “ I can educate you on Web Accessibility and the Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) and how to make your website Accessible to all persons, including those with disabilities.”

Davenport has been invited to speak at WordCamps throughout the year. WordCamp is a community-organized conference centered on the WordPress publishing platform. These events are organized, paid for, and attended by the local WordPress communities in accordance with the principles of the WordPress Foundation. More information about WordCamps is available on their website: https://central.wordcamp.org/

Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG ) are a series of guidelines for improving web accessibility. Produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). More can be learned about WCAG at: https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/

Sumner Davenport is a Specialist in Web Accessibility and spends the majority of her time on actions related to Web Accessibility. This includes gaining education from the leaders in Web Accessibility, testing and remediating websites, speaking with attorneys who are involved in legal cases pertaining to Accessibility, speaking to businesses about the value of an Accessible website, presenting at small business events and at web designer education events. She consults with other designers to make their clients websites better, educates and trains do-it-yourselfers with hands-on workshops on Accessibility. She can be reached through her website at: https://sumnerdavenport.com

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