Everything you need to know about accessibility testing (BYOD Workshop)

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 9:00am in Westminster I on Tuesday, November 13.

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Speaker(s)

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 5-6-hr
  • Format: Bring-your-own Device Workshop:
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: Pre-conference

Summary

The Accessibility Testing workshop will cover a whole range of testing requirements: starting with an overview of testing – who, when, what and how.

Abstract

The Accessibility Testing workshop will cover a whole range of testing requirements: starting with an overview of testing – who, when, what and how. This will be followed by an in-depth discussion, with exercises, of how to develop a scope analysis for a site (based on the W3C Evaluation Methodology). The afternoon will be spent looking at testing tools – with a demonstration of the main automated accessibility testing tools such as Deque’s WorldSpace, Level Access’ AMP, SiteImprove and OzART – followed by a demonstration and discussion of one-page testing tools such as WebAIM’s WAVE, the Paciello Group’s Colour Contrast Analyser, mobile testing tools and readability tools. The workshop will be run by Gian Wild, CEO of AccessibilityOz. Gian started in the accessibility industry in 1998 and built an automated accessibility testing tool in 2000 after being disappointed with the results from Bobby – the world’s first automated accessibility testing tool.

Keypoints

  1. How to determine who, when, what and how things should be tested
  2. Overview of automated accessibility testing tools
  3. Learn how to identify pages that need to be tested

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Gian Wild

Gian works in the area of web accessibility: making sure web sites and mobile apps can be used by people with disabilities. She spent six years contributing to the international set of web accessibility guidelines used around the world and is also the CEO and Founder of AccessibilityOz. With offices in Australia and the United States, AccessibilityOz has been operating for five years. Its clients include the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Optus, Seek and Foxtel. A 2017 Australian of the Year award nominee, Gian splits her time between Australia the US. A regular speaker at conferences around the world, in 2015 she presented to the United Nations on the importance of web accessibility at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Handout(s)