7D – Accessibility Standards and Testing

Accessibility Standards and Testing
Workshop: Field Tech (Soft Tech)
7D - Tech

10:45am-12:00pm on Tuesday, 5/21/2019


Jeff Coburn, Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, and Sandhya Bikmal, RTI International

Session Focus
The Section 508 standards have recently been revised and now incorporate WCAG guidelines. This workshop will focus on practical tests for the most common violations of WCAG Success Criteria that would specifically apply to web forms and surveys. While the talk will be on the more technical side, we will stay happily within the web browser, and feature some useful extensions, and away from command line or build tools. Key takeaways will be a better understanding of the guidelines; how they apply to surveys; and how to test for, and discover, the most common violations and issues.