Webinars: How to Use JAWS Screen Reader to Verify Accessibility Features in a Web Application

How to Use JAWS Screen Reader to Verify Accessibility Features in a Web Application

Live Broadcast Held On: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Length: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington and Jenny Bae, IT Accessibility Student Assistant, University of Washington
Target Audience: Accessibility Specialists, Web Developers, Testers, QA
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Overview: Accessibility can be quite abstract. Developers and testers often have no formal training in accessibility and using assistive technologies. Keyboard testing can be easily done without a mouse and low-vision can be tested just as easily. Screen reader, however, is complex even for blind users. This webinar will explain the concept of how the screen reader accesses information as well as demonstrate selected features of a web application. By the end of this webinar, developers and testers will be able to verify intended accessibility features using JAWS screen reader.

Objectives:
  • How to navigate a web application
  • How to use JAWS to interact with a web application
  • How to verify presence of select accessibility features
Speaker Bio: Hadi Rangin is an Information Technology Accessibility Specialist at the University of Washington in Seattle. In this position he is tasked with improving access to information technologies for all users, including those with disabilities. To do this Hadi works with and advises software engineers, designers, administrators, and purchasers on accessible implementation techniques, quality assurance, and best practices. Some of the higher education vendors Hadi has collaborated with include Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate, Desire2Learn, Moodle, Canvas, Elsevier, Ebsco, Ex-Libris, PeopleSoft, Microsoft, Google, Qualtrics, Ellucian, Workday, ServiceNow, Trumba, Innotas, and many more. Additionally, Hadi teaches the Universal Design Principles for Online Learning as well as a Certificate of Professional Development course for the University of Illinois. Hadi's educational background is in Computer Science with a focus on Network Management and Human-Computer Interfaces. As someone who is blind, Hadi brings a wealth of personal and professional experiences to the many spheres he works within.
 

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