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Shifting Accessibility Testing to the Left

“Shifting Accessibility Testing to the Left”

Marie Drake - Quality Engineering Manager at Zoopla

For most companies, accessibility testing is still seen as an afterthought and there is often a misconception that testing for accessibility is difficult and time-consuming. We know that there’s a lot of benefits in making your website or application accessible, especially in the Digital Era, but why do we still have a lot of inaccessible websites?

In this talk, Marie Drake will discuss some of the myths around accessibility testing, how you can shift accessibility testing to the left and how you can easily integrate it into your development and testing workflows.


Marie is currently a Quality Engineering Manager at Zoopla and also a tech blogger at She is a Cypress Ambassador, co-organiser of the Cypress UK meetup group, an accessibility advocate and an online course instructor. Previously, she worked as a Principal Test Automation Engineer at News UK.