Mobile Accessibility Challenges, Best Practices and Techniques

Scheduled at 9:00am in Meadowbrook II on Tuesday, November 14 (2017).

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Speaker(s)

  • Kathleen Wahlbin, VP Enterprise Accessibility & General Manager, The Paciello Group

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 5-6-hr
  • Format: Bring-your-own Device Workshop: Please bring your iOS and Android devices and install the latest version of the operating system.
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: Pre-conference

Summary

Mobile devices have significantly changed the way that people access content and services, and this opens new opportunities for persons with disabilities. This hands-on session will cover all the basics of mobile accessibility and will cover what is new for mobile accessibility in 2017.

Abstract

Mobile devices have significantly changed the way that people access content and services, and this opens new opportunities for persons with disabilities. From games to academic papers, mobile devices, phones, tablets, and even new wearable technologies are making it easier for people with disabilities to participate and are opening new ways to do things, like get new feedback from their devices and do new things. Sensors, vibrations, and other feedback leverage everything on the platform for accessibility. New ways of looking at similar problems are giving opportunities for new innovation.

Are your mobile applications and websites accessible to students and faculty? Do they meet the WCAG 2.0 success criteria? What about the new success criteria coming in WCAG 2.1? More and more people are choosing mobile as their platform of choice and worldwide there are more mobile users than desktop users. This hands-on session will cover all the basics of mobile accessibility.

Keypoints

  1. Learn how to use the mobile assistive technology settings and tools.
  2. Understand how WCAG 2.0 applies to mobile and learn what new requirements are coming in WCAG 2.1.
  3. Learn the basics for designing and developing accessible mobile websites and applications.

Disability Areas

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

Topic Areas

Legal, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Kathleen Wahlbin

Kathy Wahlbin is a digital accessibility expert and general manager of The Paciello Group; she has been working in the field of accessibility since 2001. As an invited expert of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, W3C Mobile Accessibility Task Force, and the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force, she regularly contributes to the development of new accessibility standards, guidelines, techniques and methodologies.