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The 2017 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium: Automated & Manual Testing, WCAG 2.1, and Beyond

Thursday October 26 & Friday October 27, 2017

(Workshops: Wednesday October 25)

Featuring workshops, papers, and panelists from

AccessibilityOz · ACM-SIGACCESS · Aira · AMAC (Georgia Tech) · Benetech · Bentley University · DAISY Consortium · Deque Systems · Educational Testing Service (ETS) · Freedom Scientific · ICF International · Interactive Accessibility · International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) · Level Access (SSB Bart Group) · Macmillan Publishing · National Federation of the Blind · New Editions Consulting · Tenon · Towson University · U.S Department of Homeland Security · U.S. Department of Justice · University of Illinois · University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign · W3C-WAI · WebAIM (Utah State University)

Program and Event Registration

The symposium includes workshops, presentations and published proceedings from peer reviewed submissions.

Final Program:

Download the Final Program
(PDF format)

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Registration is open until Sunday, October 22. There is no on-site registration.

Register to attend the 2017 Symposium

Discussions, Meetings and Breakouts

With researchers and practitioners coming from far and wide, there will be space for impromptu meetings among attendees on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

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To get updates for the 2017 event, and email reminders prior to important dates, sign up for the announcements mailing list!

Symposium Venue

Facade of conference center building 
		at 1100 New York Avenue Northwest

Partnership for Public Service Conference Center, Washington DC
1100 New York Avenue NW, Suite 200 East,
Washington, DC 20005, USA

Hotel Information

The last day to guarantee the room rate at the hotel was September 22. The room block has filled, but has now been expanded, so the following links may work depending on when the additional rooms are filled. If the rooms are filled, the hotel may still be able to book you at the event rate. To inquire, call the hotel directly and quote the "ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium Room Block": +1-202-898-9000

Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel. 
		Use this link to access the Symposium Room Block.

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

999 9th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001-4427

The hotel is one block from the symposium venue.

Room Rate: $259 (Reserve Your Room Here)

Sponsorship Thanks

Student travel awards kindly sponsored by

Renfro Consulting

Best Paper and Best Presentation awards kindly sponsored by

The Paciello Group. A VFO Company
JAWS for Windows

ASSETS 2017… Did you know?

Starting the Monday following the ICT Testing Symposium is the three day ASSETS conference (in Baltimore, MD, a short drive from Washington, DC). "The ASSETS conference explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults." ASSETS is the annual conference of the Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing (ACM-SIGACCESS).

The Friday lunch session at the ICT Testing Symposium, "The Profession, and Professionals", will feature a speaker from SIGACCESS. Note: The ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium is not affiliated with ACM-SIGACCESS or the ASSETS conference.

ASSETS Conference Logo

With support from the 2017 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium Committee,
The 2017 Accessibility Testing Symposium is organized by Accessibility Track Consulting, LLC

Accessibility Track Logo

Image credits:
“Washington, DC, Skyline” (Cropped from original) by Ed Uthman (CC BY-SA 2.0) .
“The Art Deco 1100 New York Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C.” by AgnosticPreachersKid (CC BY-SA 3.0)
2016 event photos by John Rempel. Used with permission.