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Q&A: How to Test for Accessibility

taught by: Sue Ann Rodriquez
co-presented by: Jennifer Hurst

Session Summary

This is a framework and technique coaching session for individuals so that they can understand how to test for accessibility in their work. Individuals will learn some techniques for conducting accessibility testing on various items, such as images, content, videos, etc. They will also learn what successful testing results to look for when conducting testing.


Watch this presentation in the Knowbility Learning Center

This session will provide an overview of the four primary disability groups (sight, mobility, hearing, and cognitive) including some challenges they may encounter when on websites. This will be followed by the techniques for conducting testing on various items in the categories of keyboard, content and layout, color contrast, animations and images, links, forms, and audio and video. The session will also include an overview of some tools used for accessibility testing, such as WAVE, Trace Center Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis Tool (PEAT), etc. The session will conclude with a demo showing examples of accessibility issues based on the items discussed during the session.

(ICT 2022 Presenter)

Practical Skills

  • Become familiar regarding people living with disabilities and challenges they face when on websites.
  • Obtain a framework for techniques and processes to incorporate effective self-testing for accessibility.
  • Become familiar with some automated accessibility tools.