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508 Webinar: An Overview of Trusted Tester for Web – Version 5
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 01:00pm - 02:30pm

This session will provide an overview of the updated Department of Homeland Security Trusted Tester for Web - Version 5, associated trainings with Trusted Tester, and the Trusted Tester certification process. The Department of Homeland Security Office of Accessible Systems and Technology, in coordination with other government agencies, has updated the Trusted Tester Training series and certification exam to align with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and the Revised Section 508 Standards.

The shared testing methodology results in improved outcomes, including decreased delivery time for accessible web, and increased ability to compare the accessibility of multiple products while reducing redundant evaluation efforts.
The new training improves consistency of training materials, supports a wider range of student test environments, and streamlines the certification exam while maintaining the integrity of the exam itself. In addition, Trusted Tester V 5.0 also improves the overall format, flow, and construction of the process and its test conditions to improve readability, coherence, and the overall effectiveness of the test process.

Presenters will discuss the new testing tool, the Accessible Name and Description Inspector (ANDI). ANDI’s improvements in facilitating code-based inspection improves test efficiency while also simplifying test procedures.

The presentation will provide information on what is covered in the fully revised Trusted Tester training and describe the supporting resources and reporting tools that are available for use for Trusted Testers. The presenters will respond to questions from the audience.



  • Cynthia Clinton-Brown, Executive Director, DHS, OCIO, Office of Accessible Systems & Technology (OAST)
  • Katherine Eng, ICT Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board