How much accessibility testing do I really need to do?


Scheduled at 4:00pm in Cotton Creek I on Thursday, November 16 (2017).



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

Session Details

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


Luis Garcia analyzes the WCAG guidelines, how far automated testing can cover, and what checks need to be done manually.


This talk will be a meta analysis of what testing should be done.

Starting with all of the WCAG Guidelines, I'll narrow it down to Level AA and explain the rationale for doing so. We'll look at the AA Guidelines into the various checks that should be done for each Guideline. Then based on previous analysis I've done on automated testing tools, explain which tools can be run that can find issues for the various checks. Then, at the end, we'll be left with a list of manual checks that must be done and perhaps group them up into categories of testing.

Optimally, attendees should leave with a general understanding of what testing needs to be done, how much automated testing can help, and a methodology for doing accessibility testing.


  1. There are a lot of accessibility checks to perform, but it's not that bad.
  2. Automated testing is critical, but not all of accessibility testing.
  3. Grouping up checks into categories can help in dividing up testing work.

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Vision

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Uncategorized

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.

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