Presented at 9:00am in Westminster II on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.#4952
- Kathleen Wahlbin, VP Enterprise Accessibility & General Manager, The Paciello Group
- Length of Session: 5-6 hr
- Expertise Level: Expert
- Type of session: Pre-conference
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.
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 you mobile applications and website accessible to students and faculty? 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.
- Learn how to use the mobile assistive technology settings and tools
- Understand the legal requirements
- Know where to find resources and find out what the W3C Mobile Accessibility Taskforce has provided
Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Vision
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.