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Digital Accessibility and Software QA: Leadership Seminar in Partnership with Deque

12 November, 2019
News and research on financial software quality assurance and risk management

Digital Accessibility and Software QA: Leadership Seminar in Partnership with Deque

12 November, 2019 2pm-6pm Sofitel New York
45 W 44th St
New York

Testing for accessibility aims to improve inclusion for online banking users, yet many firms struggle to deliver accessible experiences.

About the event

Digital Accessibility and Software QA:

Leadership seminar in partnership with Deque


Sofitel New York, November 12th, 2.00pm - 6.00pm


Testing for accessibility aims to improve inclusion for online banking users, yet many firms struggle to deliver accessible experiences. Competing regulatory priorities, ineffective designation of responsibility and lack of awareness (of guidelines and tooling) are common roadblocks. We will explore these challenges and make our QA Vector Insights available at this exclusive private briefing.



This research briefing is free to attend. If you would like to request an invitation, please get in touch with Kirstine Kennedy at [email protected]


Greg Williams Deque

Accessibility Program Office Executive

Greg Williams is the Accessibility Program Office Executive at Deque. He oversees program development and operations for some of Deque’s largest customers, helping them to build mature, sustainable accessibility programs. Prior to joining Deque, Greg spent more than 30 years in the information technology field focusing on large, complex program operations for Fortune 50 companies. His most recent success was as founder and owner of the Digital Accessibility Program Office for a Fortune 50 Insurance Company, building their practice from the ground up into one of the highest maturity level programs in the world between 2013 and 2018. Greg has always been passionate about diversity and inclusion and has extended this passion to the disability and accessibility community - joining Deque Systems to help launch and mature similarly successful programs across the globe.

Dena Wainwright Wells Fargo

VP, Enterprise Online Accessibility

Bio coming soon.

Justyn Trenner QA Media

Corporate Development Director

Derrin Evers US Bank

Associate Director - UX Design Accessibility
With a background in development, an eye for design, and a passion for usability, Derrin Evers is driven to make the world a more accessible place through strategic requirements, balanced style, and functional patterns. He crafts digital experiences with inclusivity in mind and build transformative teams.
From small agencies to corporations, front-end development to back, his unique history has provided him with a distinct perspective to problem solving within the complex and multidisciplinary practice of incorporating accessibility into business design and development processes.
Evers is an Associate Director of UXDesign Accessibility (A11Y) for U.S. Bank where he is leading Digital Accessibility (A11Y) team of 9 consultants and leaders providing accessibility reviews, defect remediation, QA test script creation / review, assistive technology tool expertise, and documentation / creation of best practices.
Evers holds a BS in Web Design from The Art Institutes International Minnesota.

Bryan Osterkamp USAA

Technical Architect Principal, Testing Infrastructure

Bryan Osterkamp is a Principal Technical Architect at USAA. He owns the testing domain, with responsibility over testing infrastructure and automation tooling across all lines of business and technology stacks. He provides technical oversight and guidance including providing best in class tools to the developers and testers at USAA.  Bryan has always had a passion for testing, even as a developer and application architect, providing architecture and technical leadership in multiple application areas at USAA for over seventeen years.  He has acquired certifications as a SAFe Agilist, ISTQB tester, as well as is an Open Group Master Architect.  Outside of USAA, Bryan enjoys guest lecturing and sharing at conferences to advance the discipline of architecture and testing.



Registration and Refreshments


Welcome by Deque


Introduction and Research Presentation (QA Vector Research)


The Real Cost of Accessibility Complaints and Lawsuits

Speaker: Greg Williams, Accessibility Program Office Executive - Deque

Your company has received an accessibility complaint or lawsuit. Now what? Awareness of the true dollar costs associated with inaccessible content is critical. Using this data you can build a case for sustained investment. Accessible content is the best way to avoid complaints and litigation. Handling accessibility complaints properly is critical to avoiding costly litigation. Gain insight into these events using real-world cost examples from Fortune 500 companies.


Assessing the State of Accessibility in QA

This panel will discuss the results of the QA Financial and Deque research report that covers Digital Accessibility as it relates to QA. Specifically,  our speakers will discuss how the results compare to accessibility practices at their respective organizations. This will be followed by a Q&A.

Panel Discussion 

Moderator: Greg Williams, Accessibility Program Office Executive - Deque

Derrin Evers,  Associate Director, UX Design Accessibility - US Bank

Bryan Osterkamp, Technical Architect Principal Testing Infrastructure - USAA

Dena Wainwright - VP, Enterprise Online Accessibility - Wells Fargo

Justyn Trenner, Corporate Development Director - QA Media 


Cocktails and Networking

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