Webinars: Writing Accessibility Tests Using JavaScript and CSS

ARCHIVE: Writing Accessibility Tests Using JavaScript and CSS

Live Broadcast Held On: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Length: 1.5 hours  
Fee: $39 for members; $79 for nonmembers

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Speaker: Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, SSB BART Group

Target Audience: Developers, Testers, QA

Skill Level: Advanced

Overview: Examples and techniques for writing accessibility tests using JavaScript and CSS for testing in the browser. Key discussion topics will include:

  • Creating CSS and JavaScript Favlets to add visible markers to the page to highlight issues, properties, or markup without requiring the user to look at the code.
  • Using the document.querySelectorAll function to obtain a candidate set of elements meeting certain requirements
  • Cross browser support
  • Sample favlets available for accessibility testing and diagnostic purposes

Objectives:
  • Describe the benefits of in browser JavaScript and CSS based accessibility tests
  • List several examples of JavaScript and CSS based accessibility checks
  • Locate resources on JavaScript and CSS based accessibility tests

Speaker Bio: 

As SSB’s Chief Accessibility Officer, Jonathan Avila is involved in updating and maintaining SSB’s Unified Audit Methodology and best practice library relating to Section 508, WCAG, and other accessibility standards. Jonathan has deep experience in the analysis, design and repair of software, web pages, mobile apps, Flash, documentation and hardware for accessibility. With an extensive technical and programming background, many years of experience in the accessibility field, and his own personal experience as a person with a visual impairment, Jonathan brings a valuable and unique perspective to access solutions for new and current technologies. Over the years he has implemented many innovative and creative solutions in the corporate environment, Federal and State government, and for end users with disabilities. Jonathan participates in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines working group and the mobile accessibility task force, blogs on accessibility issues, and has been the subject matter expert on several accessibility training courses created for the US Federal government.

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