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Roll-your-own test automation, home-grown tools to automate accessibility testing

March 28, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
@ Microsoft office @ CIBC Square


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Event Details

March 2024 meetup with Bob Dodd in the Microsoft office at CIBC Square (81 Bay Street).

Registration and QR code is required. You will receive your QR code by email from CIBC Square a few days before the event.

In this talk Bob Dodd will discuss how his approach to estimating and optimizing tasks by creating a tool to scrape a website for information to determine the quality of the site and identify risks and pages of interest.

Bob will cover the goals and overall architecture at a general level and share a live example of his process.

Bob Dodd is the Manager of Digital Accessibility at CNIB Access Labs. Bob started his software engineering career designing and building industrial automation systems. These days, automation supports his auditing and accessibility testing at CNIB.

Before joining CNIB in 2013, Bob spent the 2000s studying for a master’s and later a PhD focussed on adaptive user interfaces to support user needs and preferences. His peer-reviewed papers for this research work are available in the ACM Digital Library.

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