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Friday, November 22 • 11:15 - 12:00
Getting Started with Accessibility

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Learn how to build accessibility into your product and be an advocate for it - with Dillon Carney, Senior QA Engineer on the Web Quality Assurance at Audible. Dillon champions Web Accessibility efforts at Audible's QA organization.

Spoiler alert: You can't do it on your own! Introducing accessibility into your team & organization's workflow requires well planned, cross-functional collaboration - from Product all the way to QA.

So why does building accessible solutions matter?

Imagine if all text on your website or app were to become illegible. This is a reality that people with visual impairments as well as those without visual impairments browsing in bright light conditions face when we use insufficient color contrast.

Now imagine if a banner image directing users to a 2-for-1 sale fails to load & there is no alternative method to consume the images content. This is how blind or visually impaired people who use screen readers as well as those who disable the display of images simply because they want to save on data charges will experience our product when we don't include descriptions for images.

In this talk, Dillon will share methods they have found successful to integrate accessibility within Audible. This talk is for anyone interested in introducing accessibility into their organizations workflow, & although there is no one size fits all solution, attendees will walk away with actionable guidelines to get them started on their journey.

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Dillon Carney

Senior QA Engineer at Audible (USA)
Dillon is a Senior QA Engineer on the Web Quality Assurance team at Audible.  With a bachelors in MIS, MBA in Finance, and IT experience, Dillon has been in QA space for seven years.  He has created automation frameworks at Billtrust, led load testing efforts at MLB, and now helps... Read More →

Friday November 22, 2019 11:15 - 12:00 EST
AMA Conference Center New York City, Auditorium 701-702 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
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