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The 2017 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium: Automated & Manual Testing, WCAG 2.1, and Beyond

Thursday October 26 & Friday October 27, 2017

(Workshops: Wednesday October 25)

Featuring workshops, papers, and panelists from

AccessibilityOz · ACM-SIGACCESS · AMAC (Georgia Tech) · Benetech · Bentley University · DAISY Consortium · Deque Systems · Educational Testing Service (ETS) · Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) · Freedom Scientific · Interactive Accessibility · International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) · Knowbility · Level Access (SSB Bart Group) · Macmillan Publishing · National Federation of the Blind · New Editions Consulting · Towson University · U.S Department of Homeland Security · U.S. Department of Justice · University of Illinois · University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign · VitalSource

Program and Event Registration

The symposium includes workshops, presentations and published proceedings from peer reviewed submissions.

Preliminary Program:

The preliminary program is now available

Download the Preliminary Program
(PDF format)

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Registration:

Registration is now open

Register to attend the 2017 Symposium

Discussions, Meetings and Breakouts

With researchers and practitioners coming from far and wide, the event provides a great location for planned meetings as well as impromptu discussion among attendees.

A limited number of meeting rooms are available to be booked at cost. For more details, see the preliminary program document.

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Symposium Venue

Facade of conference center building 
		at 1100 New York Avenue Northwest

Partnership for Public Service Conference Center, Washington DC
1100 New York Avenue NW, Suite 200 East,
Washington, DC 20005, USA

Hotel Information

Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel. 
		Use this link to access the Symposium Room Block.

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

999 9th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001-4427

The hotel is one block from the symposium venue.

Room Rate: $259 (Reserve Your Room Here)
Note: Room block rates good until Sept. 22, or until booked out.

Sponsorship Thanks

Student travel awards kindly sponsored by

Deque
Renfro Consulting


ASSETS 2017… Did you know?

Starting the Monday following the ICT Testing Symposium is the three day ASSETS conference (in Baltimore, MD, a short drive from Washington, DC). "The ASSETS conference explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults." ASSETS is the annual conference of the Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing (ACM-SIGACCESS).

The Friday lunch session at the ICT Testing Symposium, "The Profession, and Professionals", will feature a speaker from SIGACCESS. Note: The ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium is not affiliated with ACM-SIGACCESS or the ASSETS conference.

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The 2016 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium Archives

For inspiration, here is archive information from last-year's symposium:

Cyndi Rowland, winner of the Best Paper award

Last Year's Awards

  • Social Impact Award: Judy Brewer, World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C-WAI)
  • Best Paper: Cyndi Rowland, WebAIM, Utah State University "How Can Nontechnical Individuals Assist in Web Accessibility Testing?"
  • Best Presentation: Jon Gunderson, University of Illinois, "OpenAjax Evaluation Library"


With support from the 2017 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium Committee,
The 2017 Accessibility Testing Symposium is organized by Accessibility Track Consulting, LLC

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Image credits:
“Washington, DC, Skyline” (Cropped from original) by Ed Uthman (CC BY-SA 2.0) .
“The Art Deco 1100 New York Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C.” by AgnosticPreachersKid (CC BY-SA 3.0)
2016 event photos by John Rempel. Used with permission.