How to Bring Accessibility into Your Teams

Ladies Day 2024 presentation led by Laveena Ramchandani

7. 3. 2024


About the Presentation

How often have you heard that ‘Yes this is important, but we don’t have the capacity right now’ or ‘sure let’s put it in the backlog’? This is something we should not brush off or take lightly. Accessibility testing is vital especially when your product is a user facing application. We need to be socially aware as a team and build quality towards our product with making it more accessible.

At least 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability. Many more have a temporary disability.  A recent study found that 4 in 10 local council homepages failed basic tests for accessibility.

This is quite vital and the sooner we as testers can advocate this into our teams, we make our product more accessible, reduce the risk of bad product reviews, reputation and also be more socially aware. Let's shift left and make accessibility testing built-in our teams. 

What You'll Learn:

  • Understand why accessibility testing is important
  • How I adapted accessibility mindset
  • How to coach team and bring accessibility into your teams
  • Demonstrate various tools available to perform accessibility testing 

Laveena Ramchandani

Laveena Ramchandani is a passionate Test Manager who has been testing for over 10 years and is always seeking to learn and share. She is a community leader for data science testing and testing in general. Her entry on the digital platform has enhanced many individuals to learn a new area within testing. Laveena was a finalist for The Digital Star 2022 at the everywoman in Technology awards. She has also been on various podcasts, and blogs trains new testers as part of the Coders Guild and is an international speaker.