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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its tenth annual conference, CAST 2015 “Moving Testing Forward,”to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 3-5.Since our first CAST we  have seen dramatic changes in the nature of communications and the nature of delivery, from PC to client/server to the web and web services. Deployment is different; monitoring is different, builds and test tooling are different. We have a variety of new models and methods for our testing. CAST is where we talk about how they actually work out in practice, based on experience. At our tenth CAST, in 2015 speakers will be presenting stories, workshops and tutorials regarding their experiences surrounding how to advance software testing.

Join us this summer for our tenth annual conference in downtown Grand Rapids at the beautiful Grand Plaza Hotel August 3-5, as we explore “Moving Testing Forward.”

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Tuesday, August 4 • 1:30pm - 4:15pm
Black Box Accessibility Testing: A Heuristic Approach

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In United States and parts of Canada, Accessibility is the hot topic because of the laws (Section 508, AODA) and compliance deadlines that are coming up. Businesses are struggling in attempts to meet the compliance requirements both "in the letter and in the spirit". It is indeed tricky, especially for the Web Accessibility.

Often, software developers find themselves unfamiliar with the requirements model, given by Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Product owners find holistic accessibility concept conflicting with feature-driven delivery approach. Testers are getting lost, too - there are no clear expected results they are used to verify.

In the workshop, authors provide practical and effective heuristic methods of accessibility testing regardless of availability of detailed requirements. In agile team, testers will also be able to contribute to accessible design and development.

Presentation includes overview of the following:

  • Special needs that require accessibility
  • Assistive technologies
  • Accessibility of Web Elements

Accessibility Testing techniques include coverage of the following:

  • Accessible Scanning
  • Accessible Reading
  • Accessible Navigation and Operation

Speakers
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Albert Gareev

Practice Lead, Software Testing, Agidale Consulting, Inc.
Albert Gareev is software testing craftsman and practice lead; Toronto based consultant and contractor. With over 20 years of diverse industry experience, Albert ran testing for challenging projects and successfully implemented complex test automation. | Albert is a founder-organizer of Toronto Testing Meetup and also facilitator for the Americas chapter of Weekend Testing. | Visit his blog at http://automation-beyond.com and follow @AGareev on... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2015 1:30pm - 4:15pm
Vandenberg B

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