JAWS Inspect: An Inclusive Approach To Manual Accessibility Testing


JAWS Inspect: An Inclusive Approach To Manual Accessibility Testing

This presentation will identify key obstacles that QA testers and developers encounter while manually testing their content for screen reader performance. This presentation identifies specific obstacles; offers strategies for addressing them, and provides an overview of the JAWS Inspect testing tool as an inclusive vehicle for conducting manual tests.

Participants will gain first-hand experience understanding how screen readers interact with HTML content. They will learn how JAWS Inspect allows testers to identify web defects; capture them; and share them across their organization to ensure that they are remediated.

About the Meeting

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM: Networking and snacks.
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM: Presentation.
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM: Q+A and wrap-up.

About Our Speaker

Congenitally blind from cataracts that developed into a juvenile form of glaucoma, Larry Lewis was fortunate to have been mainstreamed into the public school system.

As a result of the excellent instruction that he received as a child, he is a fluent Braille reader and writer and a strong advocate for Braille literacy for students who cannot effectively access large print. These acquired Braille reading and writing skills allowed him to attain a comprehensive formal education. A Master of Arts in English has imparted to him the necessity for both written and verbal skill-sets. A Master of Science in Special Education (Blind Rehabilitation) has broadened his once myopic perspective of persons who are blind and visually impaired as well as persons who have secondary disabilities that may or may not be associated with their visual impairment.

He has been employed in both Domestic and International product management and sales management capacities for leading manufacturers in the adaptive technology industry serving the needs of both domestic and international markets. Thirteen years ago, he founded Flying Blind LLC, who provides business development consulting, website remediation, training, and reselling services to institutions and individuals in need of customized adaptive technology solutions.

He currently serves as Director of Government Sales and Strategic partnerships for The Paciello Group, an organization committed to ensuring that electronic desktop and mobile content is conformant with today’s accessibility guidelines.