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Accessibility in Software Development and Testing


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Over 1.3 billion people live with some form of disability; this number accounts for almost 20% of the U.S. workforce. While great strides have been made in closing the disability inclusion gap in the workforce, more needs to be done.

As the popularity of hybrid and remote work continues to grow, workers who live with a disability and work from home increasingly need accessible software and technology tools to support their quality of life. Software accessibility is crucial to enable all users to access and use technology effectively, regardless of their physical abilities, also it's also a legal requirement in many countries. So, how do you build accessible software? And how do you make sure your software meets accessibility requirements and standards?

Join our panel of software development experts as they discuss:

  • Strategies to make software accessible to everybody
  • Software accessibility requirements and guidelines
  • How to test the accessibility of your software
  • The tools you need to use to scan your software for potential issues and violations
Simona Domazetoska
Senior Product Marketing Manager - Tricentis
Simona Domazetoska has 5 years’ experience working in the software quality assurance industry with a special focus on how businesses can leverage AI test automation to drive IT modernization initiatives at speed. Simona spends a lot of time crafting messaging, go-to-market strategies, and content for the Tricentis platform.
Paloma Oliveira
Developer Advocate, Software Engineer - Sauce Labs
Paloma Oliveira has advocated for open source since 2009, she is a strong promoter of diversity and equity in technology spaces co-organizing PyLadies Berlin and mentoring at FrauenLoop and is the co-founder of the Zentrum für Netzkunst (Berlin’s netart institute).  
Scott Jehl
Web Product Designer & Developer
For over two decades, Scott has worked at the intersection of creative design and front-end technology, leading design and development projects for some of the Web’s most iconic brands. As a recognized industry leader who designs with both accessibility and performance in mind, he cares about creating compelling digital experiences that can be delivered to the broadest possible audience. Scott is the author of Responsible Responsive Design (2014, A Book Apart), creator of the Lightning-Fast Web Performance online course, and a frequent presenter at web design conferences throughout the world. Most recently, Scott was Senior Experience Engineer at WebPageTest by Catchpoint where he led the design and implementation of their No-Code Performance Experiments, considered a “game-changer” in web performance optimization. Scott recently left Catchpoint and is actively exploring new work opportunities.
Clive Loseby
Global Leader in Website Accessibility for Disabled People - Access By Design
Clive is a recognised authority on website accessibility for disabled people and is a passionate speaker on the subject. His TED Talk explains website accessibility actually is, using simple, down-to-earth language and is a great starting point for anyone who wants to understand what it is and why it is so important. His company, the award-winning Access by Design, has been creating accessible websites since 2006 and, in 2011, created the web's first mobile and tablet-friendly, fully accessible website. He helps other companies with their digital accessibility through the work he does with his amazing team of disabled testers. Changing the World, One Website at a Time.
Alan Shimel
Founder & CEO - Techstrong Group

Alan is founder, CEO & editor-in-chief of Techstrong Group, the company behind DevOps.com, Container Journal, Security Boulevard and Digital Anarchist, as well as co-founder of the DevOps Institute. As such, he is attuned to the world of technology, particularly cloud, DevOps, security and open source. With almost 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, Alan has been instrumental in the success of several organizations. He is an often-cited personality in the security and technology community and is a sought-after speaker at industry and government conferences and events. In addition to his writing, his DevOps Chats podcast, DevOps TV and Digital Anarchist audio and videos are widely followed. Alan attributes his success to a combination of a strong business background and a deep knowledge of technology. His legal background, long experience in the field and New York street smarts combine to form a unique personality. He is a graduate of St. John's University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics, and holds a JD degree from NY Law School.

CTO, Techstrong Group, Principal - Techstrong Research
Mitchell Ashley is a renowned strategist and technology executive. Mitchell has led successful IT, SaaS, and cybersecurity transformations. He’s led multiple teams in developing and bringing to market successful online services, cybersecurity, and networking products and services. Mitch serves as Principal of Techstrong Research where he leads a team of preeminent experts in digital transformation, DevOps, cloud-native, and cybersecurity. In this role, Mitch works with companies to align digital transformation and technology strategies to achieve disruptive goals and high impact results. Mitch is in high demand as a speaker at conferences the world over, and his popular DevOps Chats podcast engaging with digital leaders is one of the most widely followed in the field.

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