Interview with Joe Dolson

What inspired or motivated you to give this talk at WordCamp?

I’ve given a lot of technical talks on web site accessibility, but the technical side is really only the nuts and bolts of the topic – getting people to understand the impact a lack of accessibility has on the people using their products is the beginning of better empathy.

Do you have any advice or words of encouragement for those who are thinking about getting involved in the WordPress community?

Do what you love. I don’t believe that you need to do what you love to make a living; but if you’re going to contribute to open source, that’s got to be something you’re really passionate about.

If you could make one improvement to WordPress today, what would it be?

It’s hard to pin down just one change, or even agree on what constitutes “one change”. Given no limits, I’d remodel the management of media.

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