Strategies for Accessibility Testing – March 8, 2013

The February presentation was canceled due to a power blackout; the presenter graciously agreed to return for the March meeting.

One of the keys to producing an accessible web site is understanding the needs of your audience and team members. In this interactive discussion, we will start by targeting some of the needs of people who have vision, mobility, hearing and / or cognitive challenges. We will then contrast two testing techniques. And finally, we will match the testing technique to each position on the development and maintenance teams.

Agenda:

Four Categories of Accessibility (Plus One)

  • Syntax Check VS. Accessibility Review
  • Demonstration of Syntax Check
  • Demonstration of Accessibility Review
  • Accessibility Testing for Web Development and Maintenance Teams
  • Cool New Accessibility Coding Techniques (Time Permitting)

About the Presenter
Hiram Kuykendall, CTO, MicroAssist, has over 20 years of development experience on a wide variety of development platforms and also serves as a leader in the E-Learning industry. Accessibility is a passion for Hiram and he openly shares his knowledge with the development community. Most recently, Hiram served as the training chair for the Knowbility 2012 Open AIR  contest and can be heard hosting the Knowbility AccessU channel on iTunes.

For a video on the basics of building accessible web sites, watch the recorded October 2012 presentation.

Date: Friday March 8, 2012
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m. Central Standard Time
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center (300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100) turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
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