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Is my .edu accessible?

#WRK12 Workshops Track

Room 106B


Learn how to test your web sites/applications for accessibility from Glenda (the @goodwitch) Sims. Whether you want to comply with 508, WCAG 2.0 A or WCAG 2.0 AA, Glenda will show you how to use automated tools and manual testing techniques. This hands-on accessibility testing workshop will focus on free tools and techniques that you can use today and share with your colleagues. And rather than just a demo, you will roll up your sleeves and practice testing sites of your choosing. Come with your laptop and the following software installed (to be best prepared to get the most out of this workshop): * Firefox * FireBug Tools we will use during class include: * WAVE Toolbar * Web Developer Toolbar * Juicy Studio Accessibility Toolbar * Firefox Accessibility Extension * HeadingsMap * Deque FireEyes Testing techniques covered will be Alt, Forms, Multimedia, Semantics, Reading Order, Color Contrast, Keyboard Access, Dynamic Content


Glenda Sims
Senior Accessibility Consultant, Deque

Glenda Sims is a senior accessibility consultant at Deque sharing her expertise and passion for the open web with government, education and companies that range from small business to Fortune 500. She spent over a decade as the lead accessibility expert at the University of Texas at Austin. She co-authored the book  "InterACT with Web Standards: A holistic approach to Web Design."

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