Web Workshop: Web Accessibility Evaluation and Inspection Tools for Illinois
Dr. Gunderson is the Coordinator of Accessible Information Technology Group in the Division of Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES). He is responsible for computer and information technology accessibility and accommodation issues for students with disabilities at the University of Illinois. He participates in the W3C ARIA working group and including the ARIA Authoring practices sub-group. He is the primary software developer of the open source OpenAjax Accessibility Evaluation library and Functional Accessibility Evaluator 2.0 (FAE). He has taught numerous online courses and workshops on accessible web design including courses on using the new W3C Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) specifications to create accessible web applications. He participates in both regional and national consortiums of higher educational institutions to promote and collaborate on information technology access issues to people with disabilities.
Mr. Hoyt is a software developer and interaction designer, and has served in these capacities for the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services at the University of Illinois for the past 11 years. He led the development of a conceptual model for web accessibility evaluation used as the basis of Ainspector Sidebar and the FAE-based tools. He is the user interface/interaction designer and software developer for AInspector Sidebar for Firefox. He has made significant contributions to the user interface design of FAE 2.0 and the software design of the OpenAjax Evaluation Library APIs and other tools used by FAE technologies. He is currently working on the next-generation browser extension for web accessibility evaluation and inspection.