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Balancing Automated and Manual Testing in a Campus Accessibility Program

Presented by Kevin Rydberg

Leveraging the power of accessibility testing tools while performing the right evaluation with manual tests can be a bit of a balancing act. We are going to cover some of the factors and considerations of trying to achieve that balance within a comprehensive accessibility program.

The capabilities and responsibilities of your team members vary, so finding that balance may sometimes feel like a moving target. Automated accessibility testing is not a substitute for manual testing, but an important part of a successful accessibility program. It’s important to find the tools that compliment your team. WCAG criteria are best covered with a combination of testing procedures. Along with an ongoing campus-wide accessibility training program, it’s time to look at the best of both automated and manual tests.

About

Kevin Rydberg

Managing Accessibility Consultant

Kevin Rydberg is responsible for guiding and supporting businesses and organizations on their journeys to create accessible websites. With more than 18 years of experience in the multimedia and web development space, including enterprise redesign and accessibility overhauls, Rydberg is a critical partner for Siteimprove customers when it comes to creating successful and sustainable accessibility programs. With over 10 years in the higher education industry, Rydberg knows what it takes to successfully implement accessibility initiatives across a broad range of campus stakeholders.