The 2018 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium: Mobile Testing, 508 Revision, and Beyond
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The 3rd annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium will take place on
Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8, 2018. Arlington, Virginia, USA
Pre-event workshops and hackathons:
Tuesday, November 6.
Pre-Event "Accessibility Testing 101" two-day introductory course for testing beginners
Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6.
The Competition is Open; Proposals are closed
The deadline for papers, panels, workshops and hackathon submissions was Tuesday, May 1, 2018. For reference purposes, you may still download the Call For Proposals document:
Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer focusing on digital access, an international speaker, and the author of Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. Lainey's book is packed with win-win stories of accessibility advocacy with some of the largest organizations in the U.S., all without lawsuits. In 2017 Lainey was named one of the 13 Legal Rebels by the ABA Journal, the national magazine of the American Bar Association. That year she was also named the individual recipient of the John W. Cooley Lawyer as Problem Solver award, given annually by the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA. Lainey has twice been recognized with a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award (2000 and 2014) for her digital accessibility and Structured Negotiation legal work.
The venue will be George Mason University’s Arlington Campus, located at
3351 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
The venue is on the DC Metro (Virginia Square-GMU Station), and easily accessed by Washington National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD)
2018 Program and Registration
Please note that the Preliminary Program will be posted on July 9, 2018.
Registration for the symposium will open on the same day.
The conference hotel will be the Westin Arlington Gateway, located at 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22203
(Please note that the hotel and rooms are entirely non-smoking.)
The symposium rate is USD 209. This rate is only available via the Hotel Room Block
The competition is open until all slots are filled. Enter the cometition here.
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Previous events: Archive Programs and Proceedings
What's been presented before? Find the 2016 and 2017 Archives on the Programs Page
Congratulations to our 2017 Awards Winners!
Best Student Paper
Phillip Roberts, Georgia Institute of Technology
Presented by Katie Haritos-Shea and Laura Renfro
Social Impact Award
Karl Groves, Tenon.io
Presented by Chris Law
Peter McNally, Bentley University
Presented by Matt Feldman
Alistair Garrison, Level Access
Presented by Matt Feldman
With support from the 2018 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium Committee, The 2018 Accessibility Testing Symposium is organized by Accessibility Track
Image credits: “George Mason University -- Fairfax Drive Arlington (VA) Campus December 2011" (cropped from original) by Ron Cogswell (CC BY 2.0). Award Photos by Caroline Law (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).