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Gian Wild

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Central Time

Mobile Accessibility: Testing Mobile Sites and Native Apps for Accessibility 

Presented by Gian Wild, CEO/Founder of AccessibilityOZ

Unfortunately, WCAG2 doesn’t cover mobile accessibility very well. For example, WCAG2 requires that all content be accessible to the keyboard interface, but it does not require that all content be accessible to a touchscreen user. WCAG2.1 does include some mobile accessibility requirements; but many think it doesn’t go far enough. Enter the Mobile Site Testing Guidelines: developed by a bipartisan group of accessibility companies. These guidelines are meant to be used with WCAG2 (and WCAG2.1) to ensure that sites are accessible to people with disabilities using mobile and tablet devices.

Gian Wild is the CEO of AccessibilityOz, with offices in the U.S., Europe and Australia. She has worked in the accessibility industry since 1998, when she worked on the very first Australian accessible website. Her major achievements include: six years’ active membership in the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group contributing to WCAG2; speaking on the importance of web accessibility at the United Nations Conference of State Parties in 2015; and the release of the ICT Mobile Site Accessibility Testing Guidelines as the Mobile Sub-Committee Chair of the ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium. In 2019 Gian won the inaugural Australian Accessibility Person of the Year.

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