TestCon Europe 2019
Rush Street Interactive Development LLC, Estonia
Martin has steadily but surely moved from soft side of things to deep into IT. Starting out as political sciences student, he moved to work as Tech Support Specialist, where bugs had already made it to production. After that he worked as Technical Account Manager, connecting non-technical people with developers and vice versa and offering first level technical assistance to Europe’s major brands 24/7. After 5 years of handling the consequences of bugs, he decided to become a tester to stop disasters before they happen.
What he lacks in technical and testing knowledge he makes up with 6 years of gambling industry experience, 13 years of finding “bugs” in other people’s arguments as a competitive debater and the research skills of a social scientist. As constant self-improver he tries to study as much about testing as he can while using “outsiders” perspective and out of the box ideas from other areas of life to improve quality and testing in general.
My Journey to Accessibility Testing and What I Learned from It
The European Commission estimates that including all who have a “long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment,” one in six people in the EU have a disability – or some 80 million. That is 80 million people who use our webpages, apps, programs and services in a way that is hard for a developer or a tester to imagine, making it maybe one of the most difficult concepts for a tester.
That what Martin’s talk will do, he will present his research on the matter as well as practical example from my his work experience how to test accessibility and what are the standards that are sufficient to claim something to be fully accessible.