Using OzART to Test Websites in Higher Education: A George Mason U. Case Study

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 9:15am in WB II on Friday, November 17 (2017).

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Speaker(s)

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz
  • Kristine Neuber, IT Accessibility Coordinator, George Mason University

Session Details

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

Summary

With the Section 508 refresh higher education institutions need to develop processes for completing systematic reviews of web sites and web-based applications. This presentation will discuss how George Mason University has incorporated the OzART tool into their process for reviewing and remediating University hosted web sites applications.

Abstract

With the Section 508 refresh higher education institutions need to develop processes for completing systematic reviews of web sites and web-based applications. This presentation will discuss how the Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) at George Mason University has incorporated the OzART accessibility reporting tool into their process for reviewing and remediating University hosted web sites and web-based applications. The discussion will focus on the review process implemented by the Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) at George Mason University and how key features within the OzART tool have been useful in the process. A brief overview of the tool will also be provided.

Keypoints

  1. An automated testing tool is essential when testing higher education sites
  2. OzART has some unique characteristics that greatly improve testing
  3. Including an automated testing tool in your testing process is essential

Disability Areas

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

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Including Accessibility in Curriculum, Information Technology, Legal, 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.

Kristine Neuber

Kristine earned her Master's in Assistive/Special Education Technology at George Mason University in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Special Education, with a focus on disability policy and assistive technology in 2013. She has been with George Mason University for more than 20 years in a variety of positions in the area of Assistive Technology. Kristine is currently the IT Accessibility Coordinator with the Assistive Technology Initiative at Mason. Her primary responsibility is to help ensure that Mason’s electronic resources, including web sites, hardware and software applications are accessible to individuals with disabilities. She has also taught graduate courses for Mason in both the Visual Impairment and Assistive Technology Programs.

Handout(s)

Testing with OzART Mason Case Study Final, PowerPoint