Accessibility Testing Workshop (2023)

Presented at 9:00am in Penrose 2 on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.



  • Karl Groves, Chief Innovation Officer, Level Access

Session Details

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


This training event covers all of the core principles of accessibility, focusing on what accessibility is, how users with disabilities use computers, and how to test a web/ software system for accessibility including planning, methodology, and testing techniques.


This topic-based training navigates attendees through several key topics in accessibility, testing methods, methodologies, and how to test various types of content for accessibility.

Note: This is not training about how to use assistive technologies. While we will be covering assistive technologies and will also be using them periodically, this training is not focused on testing a system for compatibility with screenreaders. This is a holistic training aimed at all facets of accessibility, which extends far beyond users of specific assistive technologies.

At the end of the training event, all attendees will receive a copy of all materials generated along the way. (These materials are for personal use only)


  1. Understanding how people use computers is foundational for performing testing
  2. How to create and maintain a robust methodology that is reliable, repeatable, accurate, and defensible
  3. When, where, and how to leverage different testing techniques for maximum accuracy and efficiency

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Other, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Karl Groves

An unstoppable force for change and thought-leader in an industry regarded for saying “No”, I’d rather lead by example in saying “Yes, and here’s how…”. I seek to offer solutions to complex problems relating to universal usability. I have over a decade experience in doing IT consulting for the biggest companies in the world and biggest agencies in the US Government. Widely regarded as a pragmatic solution-finder, my work is cited in nearly a dozen books and used on curricula in Human-Computer Interaction across the globe. I lead by doing, I teach from experience, and I succeed by facilitating others’ success. When others say, “That can’t be done” I show them how. Together we can meet both our goals: your business goals and my goals to lead the way in accessible user experience.