Let's Not Ignore the People That Matter in Accessibility Testing

Let's Not Ignore the People That Matter in Accessibility Testing

Recording Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Length: 1 hour
Speakers:  Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, BarrierBreak

Target Audience:  Accessibility Testers, Project Managers, Accessibility Leads
Skill Level:  All Levels

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People with disabilities are who we are all looking to include while promoting accessibility. But are we forgetting this user group? Is our focus more on accessibility testing using tools and experts? The key question is how do we balance the use of automation tools and get the inputs from the actual people that matter! The people who are affected when the websites or mobile applications aren't accessible. Let's talk about how to include people with disabilities as accessibility experts and user testers.


  • Participants will learn to recognize diverse user groups
  • Participants will learn how to plan for accessibility testing
  • Participants will develop an accessibility strategy that covers people

Speaker Bio:

Shilpi Kapoor is the founder of BarrierBreak and 247 Accessible Documents who believes passionately that technology can be the game changer for inclusion. She is motivated to ensuring that as the organization scales, it impacts the lives of disabled people globally and has developed NewzHook - Worlds 1st inclusive news app.

Shilpi is also the OpenAir Advisory Chair, Knowbility. An Ashoka Fellow and a recipient of "NCPEDP - Shell Helen Keller Award 2008" - Non-disabled role model supporter of increased employment opportunities for people with disabilities, she has successfully built a sustainable business model in disability products and services.

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