Sumner M. Davenport

Sumner DavenportSumner Davenport has been building websites and working with digital marketing venues since 1998 utilizing products from Microsoft and Adobe. In 2008 she was introduced to WordPress and has since moved all clients to this versatile CMS platform.
 
Over the years she has actively recruited professionals in various specialties of digital marketing and design, SEO, Internet strategy, analytics, SMS, social media, PR,  permission marketing and technical functionality to become part of her team. Currently this team consists of members from around the globe working together to achieve the best solutions for the client in reaching their target market.
 
For years, Sumner was aware of the need for websites to be accessible for persons with disabilities and she was diligent in searching for solutions. Once discovering the resources needed to make websites accessible, Sumner made this direction of web design her passion. With over 33% of websites being built on WordPress, Sumner specializes Web Accessibility in sites built on WordPress. She and her team build, maintain, evaluate and remediate WordPress websites to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standards.
 
She is active in accessibility and legal conferences and educational venues, including WordCamp and local WordPress groups where she regularly speaks on topics related to compliance issues for WordPress websites. Her presentation focus is on the benefits, importance and overall value of having an accessible website when speaking to business groups. She also conducts ongoing educational events for web designers so they can better understand the ease and value of inclusive design and accessibility. She is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and several industry specific associations. She is a volunteer on make.wordpress.org/accessibility.
 
Sumner is actively involved with several charitable organizations who are committed to our future. Causes Sumner supports includes: Ability First, CASA,  The Wellness Community,   Pearls of Hope ®, PetOrphans,  Special Olympics Southern California, Prevent Child Abuse,  Stop Puppy Mills. As a best selling author she donates proceeds from her books to selected charities. She is owned by a rescue dog named Tigger and his rescue cat, Merlin. 

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SPEAKING EVENTS

UPCOMING:

Friday, June 7, 2019
Topic: The Ease of Designing Accessible Sites on WordPress
TechAccessOK 2019
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Oklahoma City, OK


Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Topic: Accessibility is Good For Business
WEBINAR
Sponsored by WIN Networking


Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Topic: The Ease of Accessibility and WordPress Design
John Slatin AccessU 2019
St. Edwards University
Austin, TX


Monday, May 13, 2019
Helpful Solutions to Make Your Site Compliant (bring your laptop).
West Valley WordPress Meetup


Thursday, May 9, 2019
Topic: The High Value of an Accessible Website
Women Networking – Making A Difference (Private Group)


TOPICS

The High Value of an Accessible Website
Separate Yourself From the Competition with Inclusive Design
The Ease of WordPress Design and Accessibility
Hands on – Steps in Making Your Site Compliant
Websites and Legal Compliance
Don’t Feed the Trolls
Mindful Meditation



PREVIOUS SPEAKING EVENTS

West Valley WordPress Meetup
Encino Lawyers Association (ELA)
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
The Lorraine Jackson Foundation, Pearls of Hope®
California Lutheran University – Options Day for Women
Conejo/Las Virgenes Future FoundationWomen in Business
Women’s Referral Service (WRS)
WordCamp

WEBINARS

The High Value of an Accessible Website
Separate Yourself From the Competition with Inclusive Design
The Ease of Accessibility and WordPress

INTERVIEWS

Blog-Spot Radio
Aging Info Radio
Power Your Life Radio Show
Thousand Oaks Star
LA Times

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