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Testing Websites with Users with Disabilities

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Who is this for?

As of April, this monthly event will move back to every second Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This is for everyone at UCSF who is interested in digital accessibility. For those simply interested in the screen reader experience, to curious website developers and content editors.

2024 schedule

  • Feb 14 canceled
  • Mar 14
  • April 8
  • May 8
  • June 12 canceled
  • Jul 10
  • Aug 14
  • Sep 11
  • Oct 9
  • Nov 13 (This date will be rescheduled/canceled due to UCSF holiday)
  • Dec 11

What happens?

Each month we demonstrate the user journey of a specific featured UCSF website. For this specific forum, we feature UCSF public-facing sites already in good shape with a Siteimprove accessibility score ideally in the 90s and where manual checks have been performed and remediated.

These sessions focus on Assistive Technology (AT) users and are twofold:

  1. to create awareness of AT users and their experiences and,
  2. to provide a discovery opportunity to barriers to content and give UCSF website owners insight to well their site is working for users with disabilities.
A dark skinned wheelchair user with long hair and a beanie sits at a small table, using their laptop to participate in a video meeting. The laptop screen is shown to their right, with the call being live captioned. The main speaker is a dark skinned person wearing a hijab and glasses, and 3 other participants are at the bottom of the screen, in smaller windows. In the bottom right corner, a yellow service dog bounds towards the wheelchair user.

We host a demonstration of a featured UCSF website experienced by a native screen reader user. You'll hear the screen reader AT read aloud as the user performs tasks like search and viewing search results, filling out a form, or navigating the site. You may get the opportunity to see online barriers encountered. 

To inquire about featuring your website at a future meeting or for a list of vendors that provide these types of accessibility review services, contact Jill Wolters, Web Standards Program Manager.

Don't have time to attend? Get a quick introduction to AT in our video. Gain awareness of why to make online content accessible to all users. Not familiar with screen reader assistive technology? Watch our 5-minute screen reader demo on the UCSF Testing for Digital Accessibility page under the heading Testing with assistive technology (AT).


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Requesting accommodation for the event

UCSF welcomes everyone, including people with disabilities, to our events. To request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Jill Wolters by emailing [email protected] or phone at 415-514-2941 as soon as possible.

Illustration credit: "On A Video Call" by Dana Chan for Disabled And Here. The Disabled And Here collection is published under Creative Commons attribution licensing, which means you can use, share, and adapt the images for free with appropriate credit.