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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Note: No credit is available for reviewing the recorded session.


Don Barrett, Section 508 Coordinator, Department of Education

Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board

Katherine Eng, Senior ICT Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board

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

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