Scheduled at 9:15am in Plaza Court 1 on Thursday, November 18.#34419
- Valorie Sundby, Principal Digital Accessibility Engineer, Optum
- Nora Stern, Senior Digital Accessibility Engineer, Optum
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: Beginner
- Type of session: General Conference
Eliminate 85% of accessibility defects by adopting three developer behaviors: Validate html, integrate a testing tool, and keyboard test. A surprising number of defects are preventable by adopting these three web developer behaviors.
Eliminate 85% of accessibility defects in web development by adopting three developer behaviors in the definition of done. 1. Validate Html: Learn how to check that HTML meets the standards. Valid HTML is a key part of robust content. Consistency in meeting the standard allows users the flexibility to engage with content using technology that works best to them. 2. Integrate a testing tool: We will walk through some of the free tools widely used in the accessibility industry. 3. Keyboard testing: Keyboard testing goes beyond "tabbing" through a web page or screen.
Many people testing accessibility immediately reach for the screen reader. While screen readers can catch many accessibility issues, integrating the first three behaviors is more efficient.
- Add three behaviors into your definition of done to eliminate 85% of web accessibility defects
- Learn how to use tools and services as part of the three behaviors to add to your definition of done
- Validating html behavior ensures that web content meets specifications and creates a robust product
Accessible Course Design, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access
Valorie Sundby, she/her/hers. CPWA, ADS
Valorie Sundby graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems. She has specialized in Web Accessibility Compliance since 2009. Prior to finding her professional home at Optum, Valorie worked in a variety of industries including Higher Ed. Valorie's long-standing motto is that accessibility is a journey and not a destination. Staying current with ever changing technologies and best practices is key to continual improvement.
Nora joined Optum as a Senior Digital Accessibility Engineer after a career in teaching and course design. Nora earned a Master of Arts, Information and Learning Technologies at the University of Colorado. She developed and facilitated online and face-to-face web accessibility training for staff related to web authoring and Adobe and Microsoft accessibility.