Mahathee Dandibhotla


Mahathee Dandibhotla

Mahathee is a seasoned software tester working with Persistent Systems Hyderabad as a Senior Engineering Lead.She is the winner of Microsoft’s GAAD Contest 2021 and Deque’s Accessibility day 21 .In this session she is going to cover overview of accessibility in software design.She believes in building products or developing solutions keeping in view people from all sections of the society and therefore is a strong accessibility advocate.In years to come she believes accessibility is going to be the new cool.

Title: Accessibility Testing Fundamentals


The power of the web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect – Tim Berners Lee

Accessibility Testing is gaining significant traction with many clients. There are many reasons for this. The significance associated with it and the pivotal experience that we seek to provide to clients remains solely in our hands As we roll out new features or products, we should ask whether these kinds of products are accessible - that is, if this type of product is accessible by people from all walks of life or if it is only for a specific set of people. It is important to develop products or solutions that can be used by both normal users and disabled individuals throughout society increasing its accessibility is beneficial to individuals as well as businesses and the society a whole. No matter what language they speak, what location they live in or what city they live in, the web is a universal tool that works for everyone. As long as it meets this goal, it is accessible to everyone. Incorporating accessibility into your product has a number of benefits . In terms of business Having an accessible website increases user satisfaction, leads to higher search engine rankings, avoids legal complications, boosts brand awareness, and encourages users to be independent. Other reasons
why we need accessibility include empathy and the law. To avoid these pitfalls whenever we design or develop a product, along with the functional requirements, we should also focus on the non-
functional requirements, which helps us in avoiding the huge legal repercussions.

This talk gives an insight into the following

What is accessibility?

What is digital accessibility?

Accessibility Related Terminologies

Personal Characteristics that digital accessibility covers

Why do we need accessibility?

Digital Standard used to assess accessibility

Common Accessibility Failures

Assistive Technology and Accessibility API

Accessibility in SDLC

How Accessibility adds to Quality

Tools for Accessibility

Web Accessibility and its benefits

Common ally bugs

Bug advocacy


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