Evaluating Web Accessibility

Presented at 10:30am in Westminster III on Monday, November 14, 2016.



  • Jared Smith, , WebAIM

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 3-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Expert
  • Type of session: Pre-conference


This hands-on session will present methodologies, resources, and tools for evaluating web content for accessibility and WCAG 2.0 compliance.


Web accessibility can be complex and overwhelming, but a proper evaluation framework and tools can support identification of web accessibility issues. This session will present a variety of tools and resources that can be used in evaluating web accessibility. It also will present methodologies and approaches that can be provide frameworks for efficient and accurate evaluation, including recommendations for documenting accessibility and compliance issues so they can be properly addressed.


  1. Learn methodologies and approaches to conducting accessibility testing.
  2. Identify web accessibility evaluation tools and resources.
  3. Put your evaluation skills to use in evaluating web sites and applications.

Disability Areas

Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Vision

Topic Areas

Web/Media/App Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Jared Smith

Jared Smith is the Associate Director of WebAIM. He is a highly demanded presenter and trainer and has provided web accessibility training to thousands of developers throughout the world. With a degree in Marketing/Business Education, a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology, and over 16 years experience working in the web design, development, and accessibility field, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that is used to help others create and maintain highly accessible web content. Much of his written work, including a broad range of tutorials, articles, and other materials, is featured on the WebAIM site.