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Scott Chandler, standing outside, wearing glasses, smiling.

Testing from Zero

Presented by Scott Chandler, Identity and Access Management Business Analyst at Virginia Tech

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm Central Time

Many of our web pages, forms, and web apps have never been tested for accessibility. With more and more being done online, come learn techniques to evaluate one of your web products on a variety of devices, with only a keyboard, and with a screen reader: the way many of your users experience the world.


This session shows one approach for those new to testing to learn a few techniques (most simple, one not) to start accessibility testing. It highlights opinionated tools that are different from the most widely used a11y tools and acts as much as an empathy exercise as a skill share.

S.B. Chandler is the Identity and Access Management Business Analyst for Secure Identity Services in the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. He writes requirements and consults on identity-based products and services. A recovering professor, Chandler taught user experience, graphic design, instructional design, and media to over 1000 Hokies. Previously he worked on the Ensemble web team in Enterprise Systems supporting and teaching content creators across the university. Chandler has consulted on the UX of over a hundred websites and applications. His client list includes Apple, Adobe, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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