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How to Test with Assistive Technology

| Proposal No: 2036

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Speaker(s)

  • Kathleen Wahlbin, CEO & Founder, The Paciello Group

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

WCAG 2.0 guidelines require an application to be accessibility supported. Learn what that means and how to testing with assistive technology.

Abstract

Did you know that blind people can surf the internet and deaf people can enjoy videos? Have you wondered how people with disabilities use mobile devices? Assistive technology is fascinating and empowering to people with disabilities, yet it presents compliance challenges for producers of online content. It provides endless opportunities to gain access to services and content, but its role with accessibility guidelines and testing for accessibility is often unknown or misunderstood by organizations that need to be accessible. WCAG 2.0 guidelines require an application to be accessibility supported. Learn what that means and how testing with assistive technology helps meet those requirements.

Kepoints

  1. What AT is there and how is it used? And, a demo!
  2. What role does AT play in WCAG 2.0?
  3. How should you use AT in testing?

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.

Handout(s)

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