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Practical Guide to Automated Accessibility Testing

taught by: Mark Steadman

Session Summary

There are a number of different automated accessibility tools, and an even larger number of ways to use them for building web applications, which can cause confusion and stand in the way of adoption and progress. In this session, we will cover the different types of automation that exist and how your development team can effectively use them to keep development velocity high and a11y issues low!


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Automated accessibility testing has become the norm to bringing accessibility into the development lifecycle. As great as it is to have accessibility in the day to day development, many of the teams that adopt these tools and testing frameworks are overwhelmed by the sheer number of them and do not know where to start.

In this session, we will help clear the confusion and give you the knowledge to effectively using automation in the day to day web development. We will cover accessible linting, accessibility testing libraries and how to effectively include them in your end to end or unit test cases. Finally, we will discuss creating accessibility regression tests that can further enhance and ensure accessible content!

Instructor will present virtually.

This session will feature pre-recorded material that will be shown at the beginning of the session, followed by live practice or Q&A with the instructor.

Practical Skills

  • Why accessibility automation is important in building a foundation of accessibility in the dev lifecycle
  • How to effectively use linting as a first building step
  • How to effectively use testing libraries and regression in automated tests to ensure accessible content