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Introduction to Mobile Web Accessibility Testing & Development

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM PST  
Hillcrest ABCD, 3rd Floor, Seaport Tower  

Session Description

Employment & Workplace  
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General Track  
In this full-day introduction to mobile accessibility workshop attendees will learn Mobile Web Accessibility, How to Test with Mobile Screen Readers, JavaScript/HTML5/WAI-ARIA/CSS3 Mobile Accessibility Techniques, Mobile Frameworks, Responsive Web Design, Mobile Accessibility Testing Tools, and an Introduction to Native iOS and Android Accessibility Testing. Workshop format is structured to progress from the basics of mobile HTML accessibility through manual screen reader testing, testing of before and after demos of JavaScript/WAI-ARIA forms and widgets, to HTML5 accessibility, and introduction to Native iOS and Android Accessibility Testing. Attendees should bring iOS and Android devices along with their laptops and headphones as there will be hands-on mobile accessibility testing group projects. There will be group accessibility testing and development projects to encourage collaboration and networking among attendees. Group projects will include testing mobile websites for accessibility problems, creating a simple report of issues, comparing test findings with group partners, brainstorming recommendations to fix accessibility issues, and sharing results with the class to prompt discussion.

Paul is an Accessibility Evangelist focusing on Mobile Accessibility (Android & iOS) and Modern Web (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0) Accessibility in Austin, TX. Accessibility consultant for a wide range of enterprise-level, large organizations in a variety of industries including: State/Federal Gov, Higher Ed, Banking/Financial, Insurance, Telecom, Airline, Healthcare, Retail/E-commerce, and Hospitality. Previously worked for Federal Government as Accessibility Manager at Federal Communications Commission (FCC), for State of Texas as Accessibility Specialist at Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), as Web Developer & Instructional Designer/Trainer for University of Texas-Permian Basin and Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Accessibility expertise includes: Mobile Web, Native iOS & Android, Hybrid Apps, Responsive Web Design, HTML5, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Modern Web development techniques. Registered Apple Developer since 2011. Spends spare time creating iOS apps or learning modern JavaScript development.  


  • Paul Adam
    Deque Systems

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