A Strategy for Inclusive Accessibility Testing for Novices and Experts

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Scheduled at 9:15am in Waverly on Wednesday, November 14 (2018).

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Speaker(s)

  • Justin Stockton, Senior Accessibility Analyst, The Paciello Group

Session Details

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

Summary

This session showcases an inclusive approach to using manual test tools to perform accessibility testing on web content through the visualization of a screenreading experience.

Abstract

This presentation will showcase an inclusive approach to using manual testing tools to perform accessibility testing on web content through the visualization of a screenreading experience.

The utilization of functionally testing with screenreaders have played a significant role in the manual testing processes of developers, QA testers, and accessibility specialists for the better part of two decades providing useful feedback to developers that cannot be solely gleaned by automated testing services. This session presents a solution to the challenges faced by sighted developers and quality assurance testers who are tasked with the process of manually testing digital content with a screenreader in a desktop environment.

The presenter will demonstrate effective strategies for quickly identifying defects while creating a system for logging them within spreadsheets by using the JAWS Inspect tool.

Keypoints

  1. Unveil the reality of inconsistent manual test results amongst testers using AT
  2. Attain a consistent method of reporting, sharing, and tracking website deficiencies
  3. Offer 3 visual strategies for testing audio content spoken by a screenreader.

Disability Areas

Vision

Topic Areas

Information Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Justin Stockton

Justin has been working as a developer focused on building accessible websites since 2001. Over the years his pragmatic approach to building applications led him to Agile and Scrum as a way of eliminating the long nights that often came from waterfall projects. He has been employed in both Domestic and International product management and sales management capacities for leading manufacturers in the adaptive technology industry serving the needs of global markets. For 12 years, he successfully ran his own company which focused on providing business development consulting, website remediation, training, and reselling services to institutions and individuals in need of customized adaptive technology solutions and digital accessibility guidance. He currently serves as Director of Channel Sales and Strategic partnerships for The Paciello Group, an organization committed to ensuring that electronic desktop and mobile content as well as content developed for kiosks conform with today’s accessibility guidelines.

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