The WPAD 2022 event will be a 24-hour event held November 2-3, 2022, with presentations related to web accessibility and WordPress from around the world. This is the second time around for this event, and based on the previous event participation, increased awareness about web accessibility, and the planning team’s more robust marketing plans, we are planning for 2000 attendees.
Why should I become a sponsor?
Sponsorship of WP Accessibility Day is a great way to show your support for wider web accessibility and connect with our attendees.
Sponsoring helps spread the word about the need to make the web accessible within the WordPress and Open Source Software communities. WordPress powers hundreds of millions of websites all over the world and is the most used content management system. Many people use it for both personal and professional use and they want to make their websites available to everyone.
Considering that the number of content creators, designers, and developers who understand the importance of accessibility is constantly growing, sponsoring WordPress Accessibility Day will be the perfect chance to get your product or service in front of thousands of top-level WordPress professionals.
What is my money going to be used for?
Event organizers always struggle to balance offering participants the best experience and keeping expenses as low as possible. Our global conference is virtual, which keeps costs as low as possible, but we still need money to promote the event and ensure that it is accessible to people of all abilities.
As WordPress Accessibility Day is about accessibility, we are committed to making the event as accessible as possible for everybody. This adds needs that are extremely expensive but critical to our mission: captioning live streaming talks with real captioners and providing sign language interpretation for deaf attendees. This is something that needs to be done by professionals so that everybody will have the best experience ever.
The event is open to non-English presenters and attendees, which also opens possibilities for non-English captioning and live translation. While we’re only guaranteeing English captioning at this time, if we’re able to raise the funds, we’ll do what we can to provide those resources.
Finally, there are the technical costs associated with having a website, email marketing, streaming software, etc. Sponsorship funds will also be used to offset these costs to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for our volunteer organizers.
How can I learn more about sponsoring?
To see all the benefits that come from sponsoring, see our sponsorship levels. If you have additional questions about sponsorship or are not sure which level is right for you, please reach out to the organizing team via our sponsor inquiry form. We will be happy to answer your questions or help you choose the right sponsorship package for your company!