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2019 Conference Accessibility

Partner Article: Learn with Siteimprove: Balancing Automated and Manual Testing in a Campus Accessibility Program

NOTE: As part of our sponsor agreements with Annual Conference sponsors, we occasionally post information provided by our sponsor-partners on their behalf. This is one such article. Thank you and enjoy!

Siteimprove is excited to be at the 2019 HighEdWeb Annual Conference. Visit us at our booth in the exhibit hall or join us for an hour of learning at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, from Kevin Rydberg, Managing Accessibility Consultant at Siteimprove. 

Classroom with one student with raised hand to ask questionTake a look at what his session will cover below:

Leveraging the power of accessibility testing tools while performing the right evaluation with manual tests can be a bit of a balancing act. We will cover some of the factors and considerations of trying to achieve that balance within a comprehensive accessibility program.

The capabilities and responsibilities of your team members vary, so finding that balance may sometimes feel like a moving target. Automated accessibility testing is not a substitute for manual testing, but an important part of a successful accessibility program. It’s important to find the tools that compliment your team. WCAG criteria are best covered with a combination of testing procedures. Along with an ongoing campus-wide accessibility training program, it’s time to look at the best of both automated and manual tests.

Kevin Rydberg is responsible for guiding and supporting businesses and organizations on their journeys to create accessible websites. With more than 18 years of experience in the multimedia and web development space, including enterprise redesign and accessibility overhauls, Rydberg is a critical partner for Siteimprove customers when it comes to creating successful and sustainable accessibility programs.

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