Accessibility Ambassadors: Introduction to manual website accessibility testing

Automated accessibility scanning tools can only catch around 30% of accessibility issues. To fully meet accessibility standards and make sure everyone is able to use your site, manual testing with assistive technologies is required. We will provide an overview of common manual testing methodologies and demonstrate simple keyboard and screen reader checks you can use to get started. We will also share resources to help you assess the accessibility of your sites. Familiarity with accessibility standards and automated accessibility tools is helpful, but not required. These methods are applicable to both Drupal and non-Drupal sites.

Luke Kudryashov  is the senior digital accessibility analyst at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Disability Resource Center. He has a background in digital accessibility, user experience, disability studies, and disability culture.

Khaled Musa has been the chair of the Accessibility Ambassadors since 2019. He is an academic technologist, focused on accessibility with Academic Technology Support Services. Khaled consults with faculty and staff about technology tools, with a lens on how to create an accessible and inclusive learning environment.

Introduction to Manual Website Accessibility Testing
Thursday, April 25, noon-1 p.m.

Registration for this session is required. Let us know if you are attending. By default, we enable auto-captioning in the webinar. Please let us know what additional accommodations we can provide. Two weeks notice (April 11) will help us to better fulfill requests. This session will be recorded, captioned, and shared with the Google Group.

About Accessibility Ambassadors

Accessibility Ambassadors is a group of University employees from across all campuses who are passionate about making U of M digital resources more accessible online. They bring different skills, strengths, and backgrounds, but all want to create an inclusive and accessible community at the U of M.

They host events to teach, advocate, and discuss digital accessibility topics and strive to be resources for the University community.

To learn about more accessibility-related events at the University of Minnesota, please visit Accessible U.

For more information about the Ambassadors, join the Google Group or send an email to: