One of our unique advantages is the ability to do in-house accessibility testing. The testing is performed by the Accessibility and Usability Lab (AUL).

The AUL was created in November 2014 to provide an on-site accessibility testing facility. It has since evolved into a unit with multiple reinforcing activities - our testing informs our training, knowledge management and research programs.

Goals

  • provide the university with reliable information about the accessibility of web sites and software applications based upon systematic testing
  • communicate to the campus about our work to improve the quality of our IT systems and through that improve the campus environment for the users of assistive technology.

Our people

The core staff of AUL:

  • Mike Williamson - overall management, testing prioritization and validation
  • Paula Vaughan - in-depth testing and reporting
  • Amelia Dickerson - accessibility consulting, testing and reporting
  • Addie Hugen - supervised and independent testing and accessibility consulting

We also employ several native users of assistive technology as testers familiar with different platforms (e.g. Windows / macOS) and solutions (JAWS / NVDA).

The lab is located in Norlin Library N275B and can be contacted at aul@colorado.edu.