Collaborative meetup between Sydney Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup and Sydney Testers Meetup.
Accessibility Testing of a website, product or application needs more than understanding WCAG guidelines. It needs an understanding of human-centric design, user experience, how people with disabilities use the web and more.
In September meetup, we will hear from Gian Wild and Catherine Karena about accessibility testing.
Mobile Accessibility Testing by Gian Wild
The average person spends over four hours on their phone every day. In fact, people spend more time online using a mobile device than a desktop. Mobile accessibility is very different to web accessibility. In the past two years, Gian Wild has chaired a series of committees to develop detailed Mobile Accessibility Testing Guidelines. In this session, she will talk about how to make your mobile sites and native apps accessible to all and how to test them for accessibility.
Accessibility Heuristics by Catherine Karena
For Catherine, this talk is an experience report. In this session, she will talk about a project with Fairfax media she had to work on accessibility conformance. Catherine's team used accessibility heuristics to speed up execution, increase the understandability of the WCAG guidelines. She will be discussing heuristics-based accessibility testing.
Overview of the Evening
5:30 pm - 6.00pm: Registration, networking and light refreshments
6:00 pm: Introduction and kick-off
6:05 pm - 6:30 pm: Talk 1 – Mobile Accessibility Testing by Gian Wild
6:30 pm – 6: 50 pm: Talk 2 – Accessibility Heuristics by Catherine Karena
6:50 pm – 7:15 pm: Q&A of presenters
7:15 pm - 7:30 pm networking and closing
About the Speakers
Gian Wild, the founder and Director of AccessibilityOZ, has worked on the accessibility of various web sites since 1998 and spent six years with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group contributing to WCAG2. She speaks at both web and accessibility conferences around the world. She spoke at the United Nations on the importance of accessibility at the Eighth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Catherine Karena is the director of Test-Ed. Test-ed facilitates a community of industry professionals and an IT start-up community to educate marginalized youth. The company's goal is to challenge the status quo of what it means to be educated.
Thank you to our venue partner RXP (https://rxpservices.com/) for supporting this meetup by providing the venue, support team and light refreshments.