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The 3rd annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium will take place on
Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8, 2018. Arlington, Virginia, USA
Pre-event workshops and hackathons:
Tuesday, November 6.
Pre-Event "Accessibility Testing 101" two-day introductory course for testing beginners
Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6.
Deadline for papers, panels, workshops and hackathon submissions:
Friday, April 27, 2018
Deadline for Competition Entry Letter of Interest:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer focusing on digital access, an international speaker, and the author of Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. Lainey's book is packed with win-win stories of accessibility advocacy with some of the largest organizations in the U.S., all without lawsuits. In 2017 Lainey was named one of the 13 Legal Rebels by the ABA Journal, the national magazine of the American Bar Association. That year she was also named the individual recipient of the John W. Cooley Lawyer as Problem Solver award, given annually by the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA. Lainey has twice been recognized with a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award (2000 and 2014) for her digital accessibility and Structured Negotiation legal work.
What's been presented before? Find the 2016 and 2017 Archives on the Programs Page
Coming soon! A link to the form for uploading your 1,000 word submission will appear here. The submission deadline is April 27.
For competition entry, the Letter Of Interest is due by March 1. Send your entry to the Competition Chair
For questions about any type of submission, contact the appropriate Chair.
The venue will be George Mason University’s Arlington Campus, located at
3351 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
The venue is on the DC Metro (Virginia Square-GMU Station), and easily accessed by Washington National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD)
The conference hotel will be the Westin Arlington Gateway, located at 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22203
A link to book using the Symposium Room Block will be posted soon
To get updates for the 2018 event, and email reminders prior to important dates, sign up for the announcements mailing list.
For now, you will also be able to follow developments using the 2017 account: Follow @A11yTesting17
Best Student Paper
Phillip Roberts, Georgia Institute of Technology
Presented by Katie Haritos-Shea and Laura Renfro
Social Impact Award
Karl Groves, Tenon.io
Presented by Chris Law
Peter McNally, Bentley University
Presented by Matt Feldman
Alistair Garrison, Level Access
Presented by Matt Feldman
With support from the 2018 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium Committee, The 2018 Accessibility Testing Symposium is organized by Accessibility Track
Image credits: “George Mason University -- Fairfax Drive Arlington (VA) Campus December 2011" (cropped from original) by Ron Cogswell (CC BY 2.0). Award Photos by Caroline Law (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).