Open-source Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools

AIM2 Applications, Integration and Mobile

Location: 102B, Wisconsin Center

MONDAY, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

The Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE) 2.0 and AInspector Sidebar are open-source tools to evaluate and inspect compliance with the requirements of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.0. WCAG 2.0 is an international standard and part of the Section 508 refresh for information technology. Open-source tools can be freely used and customized for individual needs.

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Jon Gunderson
Coordinator of IT Accessibility, University of Illinois

Dr. Gunderson is the Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology Accessibility in the Division of Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES). He is responsible for computer and information technology accessibility issues for students with disabilities at the University of Illinois. He is the past chair of the W3C User Agent Working Group and currently involved in making dynamic HTML more accessible as part of the W3C Protocols and Formats and W3C WCAG Techniques working groups. He is the primary software developer of the open-source OpenAjax Accessibility Evaluation library and Functional Accessibility Evaluator 2.0 (FAE). He has taught numerous online courses and workshops on accessible web design including courses on using the new W3C Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) specifications to create accessible web applications. He leads both regional and national consortiums of higher educational institutions.