Accessibility Testing Tools for Developers

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 2:15pm in Windsor on Wednesday, November 16 (2016).

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Speaker(s)

  • Gerard Cohen, Lead Accessibility Strategist, Wells Fargo

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

There're a lot of accessibility tools available today. This presentation will provide an overview these tools, and how they can be built into your workflow.

Abstract

Identifying accessibility issues as early as possible in the web SDLC can save an organization or project a substantial amount of money, time, and headaches over trying to augment a web site or application after initial development. Using a testing tool for accessibility will definitely help with this process.

We will start with some very basic checks that will help uncover a large percentage of accessibility defects. From there, using some in-browser tool tools for additional checks/ information by performing a manual scan, or audit, of a particular web page. Finally, for the more advanced cases, we will talk about automated testing tools that allow for robust scripting of accessibility tests. We will talk about the possibility of incorporating into build processes, unit tests, and end to tests.

This presentation will be mainly suited for front-end developers but could also benefit QA testers and anyone that is interested in providing an accessible online solution.

Keypoints

  1. Learn about basic testing tools that should be done for all projects
  2. Leverage browser tools to assist in testing your code
  3. Experiment with incorporating a11y tests into automated end-to-end testing

Disability Areas

Mobility, Vision

Topic Areas

Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Gerard Cohen

"Do you ask a dolphin how it swims, or an eagle how it flies? No, because that's what they were made to do!"

Gerard K. Cohen loves front end engineering so much that he is on a mission to make sure that the web is inclusive to all users, making rich internet experiences available for all. He believes a great user experience includes performance and accessibility.

Gerard lives in Oakland with his wife and Betta fish, Squiggles, and when he is not sleeping or drinking Zombies at tiki bars, he helps raise awareness by speaking at Front End and Accessibility conferences around the country

Handout(s)

  • Accessibility Testing Tools for Developers

    Accessibility Testing Tools for Developers

    There're a lot of accessibility tools available today. This presentation will provide an overview these tools, and how they can be built into your workflow.