Ashley Stove

Camp Counselor

Sustainable Accessibility

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 9:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: African 70 & African 80

Automated Testing

Accessibility is important, not only for your users but also to meet legal requirements for certain levels of compliance. Unfortunately, most companies lack developers and quality assurance analysts who are trained to produce and test accessible user interfaces to industry-standard levels. Furthermore, dev and qa testing for ADA compliance takes time, and can often be forgotten or de-prioritized by companies that have limited resources. In this talk I will discuss: 1. Why accessibility is important 2. The accessibility standards put forth by the ADA in WCAG 2.1 3. How we have leveraged automated accessibility testing tools into our CI/CD pipeline 4. The impact this integration has had on our ability to maintain website accessibility across multiple projects, even when developers have little to no accessibility training going in.

favorited by:
Tim Kempster Leona Grzymkowski Matt Willmer Joe Forsythe Arthur Kay Hilary Stohs-Krause Dale Sande Elizabeth Groom Riley Major Phil Busch Dan Wasmer Jeana Clark Axel Larsen Bob Dankert John Pires Colton Goza Vanessa Radlinger Kevin Kelchen Justin Weyenberg David Wanta