Automated Testing Tools Crash Course


Presented at 8:00am in Standley I Lab on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.



  • Luis Garcia, Sr. Product Manager - Accessibility, eBay

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 2-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: General Conference


Demonstrations on using commonly used free automated testing tools: Accessibility Dev Tools (Chrome), aXe (Chrome and Firefox), AInspector (Firefox), and WAVE(Chrome)


Accessibility experts use automated tools to help them assess sites every day, but no two tools are created equally.

This class will be a crash course on freely available tools used by accessibility testing professionals. We will discuss features of each and situations in which some might be more well suited than others. We will looks at discrete examples of bad code and compare the results of each tool to see how some tools may be better at identifying certain types of issues.


  1. How to use popular automated accessibility testing tools
  2. What automated tool testing can and can't do
  3. Testing techniques

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Speaker Bio(s)

Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia is a Senior Product Manager for Accessibility at eBay. In his spare time, he participates at Accessibility Camps, evangelizes accessibility to anyone that will listen, and works on various accessibility related side projects. He sometimes plays video games.

Automated Testing Tools Crash Course (slides)