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Accessibility Testing Methodology in early stages of software development life cycle

Virginia Chalegre    
T-access - Brazil

Presentation abstract

Nowadays in the world, we are facing the era of digital inclusion and the accessibility of software has become a global concern, since this environment plays a key role in the daily lives of people with disabilities. The technology facilitates the lives of these people, enabling them to create new forms of relationships and fulfilling activities before unavailable. For those reasons, this work aims to develop a methodology for accessibility testing to inspect all the phases of the project, from its conception, when the test plan is done, until delivery, after analyzing the tests results, anticipating the errors, generating less rework, reducing project costs, giving more importance to accessibility and increasing the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Speakers information

Master in Accessibility Testing at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Graduated in Computer Science at Catholic University in 2003, Virgínia has received a specialist title in Management and Quality of Software, at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2008, and specialist in Software Engineering at Boa Viagem/Qualiti University in 2007. She is CEO and co-founder of t-access (a software company that works with Accessibility Testing) and she is teacher at CESAR.EDU Master. She has worked as test engineer, planning, projecting and executing tests in NTE-Spain. During four year, she has worked at CESAR as team leader in test design in Dell project, provided training on testing processes and was a member of the independent testing group from the company, which provided support in the testing discipline for the organization. Virgínia has implemented the process of design testing on Motorola, where she also served as leader of the testing team and represented CESAR at Motorola - Turin - Italy. Also, she is the professor involved in the course related as an experience is this presentation.   



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