The Basics of Manual and Automatic Testing for Section 508

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Testing whether a website or a document conforms to the Section 508 standards is an essential aspect of operating a Section 508 Program. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of manual testing and testing with an automated tool. It will answer these questions:

  • How does each type of testing work?
  • Why should an agency use one or the other, or both?
  • What are the benefits and limitations of different testing methods?
  • How can an agency use the results?

This webinar is geared for government employees, 508 practitioners and everyone who provides accessible content using Section 508.

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Don Barrett, Section 508 Coordinator, Department of Education

Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology, US Access Board

Katherine Eng, Senior ICT Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board

Alexander Koudry, Program Manager, Center for Information Technology Access (CITA); GSA

Dave Stenger, Senior Management Specialist, Section 508 SME, GSA