Building and testing accessible digital products
Hotel CUE Podgorica
We break down the know-how of building inclusive products, featuring personal stories and expert talk on mobile development and QA.
Have you ever considered the significant impact of software accessibility? It’s not just a niche concern; in fact, 1.3 billion people, or 16% of the world’s population, encounter some form of disability. To encourage you to develop a world where digital advantages are accessible to everyone, we’ve invited Marina Vujačić to share her firsthand experience as a person with disabilities and an activist for human rights, especially the rights of people with disabilities and women. Through her unique perspective and our developers’ and software testers’ know-how, we aim to guide you to build digital products that are fully adaptable to the diverse needs of everyone – truly everyone.
Intro to digital inclusivity
QA Team Lead, Infinum
Meet Stela, a seasoned QA professional with 5 years of experience in the field. She has worked on numerous apps across different business domains, including e-commerce, healthcare, finance, and travel. She has spent 2 years as a team lead, overseeing multiple projects and showcasing her leadership skills. She is one of the leaders of the Accessibility initiative in Infinum for the last 2 years, striving to create inclusive and user-friendly applications.
In this lecture, Stela will:
Break down digital accessibility basics
Stress the importance of accessibility for everyone
Provide a brief overview of regulations
Shed light on Infinum’s ongoing accessibility commitment
A personal journey through accessibility
Executive Director, Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro
Marina Vujačić is an activist for human rights, especially the rights of people with disabilities and women. She is currently engaged in the Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro (UMHCG), and is a member of the Joint Consultative Committee (JCO) between Montenegro and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). She was a part of the Independent Monitoring Mechanism for Monitoring the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Montenegro (Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms). As an educator and a trainer, she is involved in the education of persons with disabilities, the general public, and numerous target groups who work with PWDs or are in a position to prepare and implement laws and politics on the topics of human rights of persons with disabilities, inclusive education, equalization of opportunities, social attitudes and attitude of the media towards disability, and many others.
In this lecture, Marina will:
Talk about digital accessibility for people with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on the accessibility of technologies
Clarify the crucial vocabulary for an adequate discussion of the topic of disability, such as disability, accessibility, and obstacles/barriers, with a focus on those applicable in the digital world
Cover international, but primarily discuss the legal accessibility framework and practice in Montenegro, along with real-life examples and experiences
Accessibility in mobile development
Lead iOS Engineer, Infinum
Nikola is a lead iOS engineer with over seven years of experience. He has worked on many projects across various domains throughout his career, showcasing his versatility and adaptability. His successful leadership in numerous projects highlights his strong commitment to achieving outstanding results. Additionally, Nikola is keenly interested in enhancing accessibility on mobile platforms, recognizing its critical role in creating inclusive and user-friendly digital solutions.
In this lecture, Nikola will:
Talk about about accessibility on mobile platforms and its challenges
Provide an overview of features on mobile platforms
Showcase Infinum’s mobile accessibility guidelines and practices
Testing from a disability-inclusive perspective
Software Tester, Infinum
Tihana is a Software Tester with years of experience testing web and mobile applications. Her commitment to knowledge sharing and passion for customer support motivated her to participate in an accessibility initiative at Infinum. She believes that incorporating small efforts in building products can result in substantial improvements in app inclusivity as well as overall user-friendliness.
In this lecture, Tihana will:
Provide an overview of mobile accessibility testing
Discuss differences in testing approaches based on various disabilities
Highlight mobile accessibility testing tools and assistive technologies
Show examples of mobile accessibility testing