Mobile Accessibility Strategies & Standards – What new in 2016?

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Scheduled at 9:00am in Westminster II on Tuesday November, 15.

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Speaker(s)

  • Kathy Wahlbin, CEO & Founder, Interactive Accessibility

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 5-6 hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Expert
  • Type of session: Pre-conference

Summary

Mobile devices have significantly changed the way that people access content and services, and this opens new opportunities for persons with disabilities. This hands-on session will cover all the basics of mobile accessibility.

Abstract

Mobile devices have significantly changed the way that people access content and services, and this opens new opportunities for persons with disabilities. From games to academic papers, mobile devices, phones, tablets, and even new wearable technologies are making it easier for people with disabilities to participate and are opening new ways to do things, like get new feedback from their devices and do new things. Sensors, vibrations, and other feedback leverage everything on the platform for accessibility. New ways of looking at similar problems, are giving opportunities for new innovation.

Are you mobile applications and website accessible to students and faculty? More and more people are choosing mobile as their platform of choice and worldwide there are more mobile users than desktop users. This hands-on session will cover all the basics of mobile accessibility.

Keypoints

  1. Learn how to use the mobile assistive technology settings and tools
  2. Understand the legal requirements
  3. Know where to find resources and find out what the W3C Mobile Accessibility Taskforce has provided

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Vision

Topic Areas

Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Kathy Wahlbin

Kathy Wahlbin is an accessibility expert in Section 508 and W3C WCAG compliance and CEO and founder of Interactive Accessibility. She is an experienced digital media designer with extensive knowledge of accessibility and usability issues and solutions. She is passionate about creating a world where online communications and technology are simple and universally accessible to all people regardless of ability. Kathy leads the Boston Accessibility group and is an invited expert on the W3C WCAG 2.0 Working Group and WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force.

Handout(s)

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