Accessibility Standards and Testing Techniques: Be Inclusive or Be Left Behind

David Best

While Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility for a wider spectrum of users—including the blind—and their interfaces is being required by law across more jurisdictions, testing for it remains limited, naïve, and too late. The consequences of staying ignorant include increased exposure to litigation, penalties, and loss of contracts and revenue. Join David Best, Sandy Feldman, and Rob Harvie to learn why accessibility is now becoming a valued, integral part of the design process and much different from usability of twenty years ago. Ensure compliance for your organization and clients by familiarizing yourself with the regional and international standards and their criteria, and find out what testing tools and inclusive design practices you can use. Take away an understanding of the three core guidelines for accessibility; components of authoring tools, web content, and user agent accessibility for mobile, web browsers, and media players—and understand their impact on assistive technologies.

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