STAREAST 2020 Concurrent Session : Accessibility Testing for an Inclusive Web


Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Accessibility Testing for an Inclusive Web

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One billion people are estimated by the World Health Organization to have a disability. The World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are becoming increasingly mandated by governments and many industries to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. However, it's not so simple. Developers are often told to make their websites accessible, like it is a switch you just turn on, but it requires thoughtful strategies. Manoj Kumar will explain ways you can both test for accessibility manually and save time with automated accessibility testing, including how accessibility testing can be added to existing automation suites using tools like Selenium with minimal effort. You'll understand what accessibility testing is, what different tools are available to automate accessibility testing, and what efforts and expertise are required to promote accessibility in our software.

Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar is a technical lead at Applitools, a Selenium committer, and a member of the project leadership committee. He is an open source enthusiast and has contributed to different libraries that help test apps better with libraries like Selenium, ngWebDriver, Serenity, and Protractor. He is also the author of a Selenium blog, AssertSelenium, and an accessibility enthusiast. He lives in the lovely city of Sydney, Australia, along with his wife and a naughty kid.