Accessibility Testing Workshop

Handouts Media

Scheduled at 6:00pm in Virtual A on Tuesday, November 10 (2020).



  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 3-hr
  • Format: Bring-your-own Device Workshop: laptop and ability to install browser plugins
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: Pre-conference


Learning the what, when, who, how and why of accessibility testing


How do you figure out what, when, who and how accessibility testing should be conducted? Gian Wild talks about who should do the testing; hiring experts, hiring people with disabilities or training up existing staff, using external consultancies or building an in-house accessibility team. But that is only part of the project – you need to decide what to test as well. Using WCAG2’s Evaluation Methodology as a base, Gian covers what in a site, application or mobile app needs to be tested. Next is determining how the testing should be conducted – using automated testing tools, people with disabilities and manual testing. Last but not least, Gian covers how to present the results of the testing.


  1. When to conduct accessibility testing
  2. Who should conduct accessibility testing
  3. What you should use to test

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

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.