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Web Directions Code ’21 session spotlight–Intro to Cross Screen Reader Testing

Intro to Cross Screen Reader Testing

Weston Thayer, Founder Assistiv Labs

There’s a wide variety of screen readers available today — NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver, Narrator, and TalkBack to name a few. Much like web browsers, each has its own strengths, weaknesses, and unique quirks.

In this talk, we’ll dive into why testing with screen readers is important, the major differences between them, and strategies you can use to prioritize and debug screen reader issues that surface in your accessibility work.

About Weston Thayer

Weston is currently working on new accessibility tools at Assistiv Labs. Previously he was at Microsoft working on the Windows 10 design system and common controls. He’s worked as a developer, designer, and many things in-between.

Based just outside of Portland, OR, you also can find him in web-a11y Slack and tweeting @WestonThayer5.

In 2021 we have a whole series of events for Front End Developers, plus a Brand New free event in January 2022

Across 2021 (and again 2022) Web Directions is presenting a series of online conferences for front end designers and developers. Focussed deep dives, they go far beyond what you might expect from conference programs.

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In 2021 we have 2 remaining conferences Accessibility, and Security, privacy and identity.

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Priced individually from $195, or attend all 6, plus get access to our conference presentation platform Conffab for just $595, or $59 a month.

In January 2022, we’ll be showcasing some of there highlights of our 2021 conferences across 3 big weeks, for Free at Remixed! Register now to attend.

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