Accessibility testing: How to correctly evaluate Section 508

Accessibility testing: How to correctly evaluate Section 508


“More than 240 businesses across the country have been sued in federal court over website accessibility since the beginning of 2015. Similar litigation has been brought against universities on the grounds that the free online courses they offer aren’t captioned for deaf users, and against ride-sharing services because their smartphone apps lack text-to-speech capability for blind users.”  (LA Times, 2017)

Summary: Join us for an eye-opening webinar as we delve into the world of Accessibility Testing, focusing on how to correctly evaluate Section 508 compliance. Accessibility guidelines, such as Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act and W3C’s WCAG 2.0, provide the foundation. However, ensuring your digital offerings are truly accessible requires a deeper understanding that can only be achieved by involving users with disabilities. Learn how to optimize websites and mobile apps for accessibility.


  • Accessibility Testing
  • Section 508 Compliance
  • Digital Accessibility
  • WCAG 2.0 Guidelines
  • Usability Testing
  • Users with Disabilities

Agenda: Accessibility testing: How to correctly evaluate Section 508

  1. Accessibility: Section 508 Compliance Gaps
    • Understanding the significance of Section 508 compliance in digital accessibility.
    • Identifying common gaps between guidelines and actual user experiences.
  2. Theory vs Reality in Accessibility Compliance
    • Exploring the theoretical aspects of accessibility guidelines.
    • Discovering the real-world challenges in achieving full accessibility.
  3. Testing with Users with Disabilities: Where to Start
    • The importance of involving users with disabilities in the testing process.
    • Practical tips on initiating user testing with a focus on accessibility.
  4. What Accessibility Testing Looks Like…
    • A comprehensive walkthrough of the accessibility testing process.
    • Demonstrating practical testing methods and tools.
  5. Q&A
    • An opportunity to get your questions answered.

Key Takeaways: By the end of this UX training, you will:

  • Gain Insight into Accessibility Testing: Understand the significance of accessibility testing and its impact on user experiences.
  • Learn How to Evaluate for Section 508: Go beyond mere compliance by gaining the knowledge and tools to ensure true accessibility.
  • Learn How to Plan for Accessibility Testing: Develop a clear plan to integrate accessibility testing seamlessly into your digital development process.

Who Should Attend: This webinar is ideal for:

  • Web and mobile app developers
  • User experience (UX) designers
  • Product managers
  • Accessibility professionals
  • Quality assurance testers
  • Anyone interested in ensuring their digital offerings are accessible to all.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your understanding of Accessibility Testing and Section 508 compliance. Register now to secure your spot and take a step closer to creating a more inclusive digital world.

About your Speaker:

Frank Spillers is the founder and Chief Experience Officer of Experience Dynamics, a leading UX consulting firm with Fortune 500 clients around the world. For over 20 years, Frank has been an internationally respected speaker, author, Senior UX practitioner, and UX Master Trainer. He is a world expert in improving the design and user experience of websites, web applications, VR/AR and mobile apps and services.

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