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CQAA October 2022 Webinar Is Your Software Accessible to All?

  • 19 Oct 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Is Your Software Accessible to All?

Nancy Kastl, SPR, Inc.

About the Topic

According to the U.S. Census Bureau 54 million people have a disability. The CDC reports that over 1 million people are blind and 3.2 million have vision impairment.  Quality software and websites should not only function correctly, be secured, and perform under normal and peak user volume, but they should also be accessible to individuals with disabilities including vision, hearing and motor skills loss.  Tim Berners-Lee, known as the founder of the world wide web stated, “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”

If your software is not accessible using various assistive technologies, you may lose customers and be subject to lawsuits. A study performed in 2020 by UsableNet found that lawsuits increased by 23% amounting to almost 10 lawsuits each day. Come join this webinar to learn about digital accessibility and steps that you can take immediately to make your software or websites accessible. You will gain insight to what is digital accessibility, accessibility laws, guidelines, and assistive technologies. Nancy will also discuss how you can test for accessibility and build-in accessibility throughout a project. Begin or enhance your path towards making your software or website accessible to all!

Key Learning Objectives

    • What is digital accessibility and why is it important
    • How do individuals with disabilities use assistive technologies such as screen readers
    • What are the WCAG guidelines for accessible software
    • How to include accessibility testing into projects

    Date and Time

    Wednesday October 19, 2022
    12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

    About the Speaker

    Nancy Kastl is an accomplished professional with over thirty-five years of experience as a consultant, director, facilitator, and instructor in software quality and testing. As an entrepreneur and consultant, she brings her expertise to clients’ management teams in quality management, software testing, process re-engineering, and project management. Currently as the Executive Director of SPR’s testing services practice, she provides leadership in testing modernization by optimizing processes, tools, people skills, and organization structures. She helps clients transition to or improve their test automation, both coded and no-code (scriptless) automation.

    Nancy is a former VP of Quality Assurance at Harris Bank and is the Founder and President of the Chicago Quality Assurance Association. Nancy is a frequent conference speaker and is the former chairperson for the Quality Engineered Software and Testing (QUEST) conference for twelve years. She served on the Purdue University’s IT Advisory Committee and the QAI Global Institute’s Certification Board.

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    SPR Consulting

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    PLEASE REGISTER BY March 21st, 2021 at
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