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Deep Dive: Testing Accessibility

taught by: Karl Groves

Session Summary

This workshop provides hands-on training in testing for accessibility. We will cover various testing methodologies including automated, manual, and use case testing and provide helpful job aids for each.


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We will also cover how to configure and use various types of assistive technologies and discuss how to use each during manual and use case testing. Note: This is not training about how to use assistive technologies. While we will be covering assistive technologies and will also be using them periodically, this training is not focused on testing a system for compatibility with screenreaders. This is a holistic training aimed at all facets of accessibility, which extends far beyond users of specific assistive technologies.

Practical Skills

  • Developing a robust methodology for accessibility testing
  • Different types of testing approaches and tools and when to use each
  • Proper testing techniques to surface accessibility bugs