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How to Test with Assistive Technology

| Proposal No: 2036

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Speaker(s)

  • Kathy Wahlbin, CEO & Founder, Interactive Accessibility

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

WCAG 2.0 guidelines require an application to be accessibility supported. Learn what that means and how to testing with assistive technology.

Abstract

Did you know that blind people can surf the internet and deaf people can enjoy videos? Have you wondered how people with disabilities use mobile devices? Assistive technology is fascinating and empowering to people with disabilities, yet it presents compliance challenges for producers of online content. It provides endless opportunities to gain access to services and content, but its role with accessibility guidelines and testing for accessibility is often unknown or misunderstood by organizations that need to be accessible. WCAG 2.0 guidelines require an application to be accessibility supported. Learn what that means and how testing with assistive technology helps meet those requirements.

Kepoints

  1. What AT is there and how is it used? And, a demo!
  2. What role does AT play in WCAG 2.0?
  3. How should you use AT in testing?

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.

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