Friday, May 26, 2017

Spread the Word: 30 Days of Accessibility Testing

The Ministry of Testing has declared that May should be "30 Days of Accessibility Testing". As in the days of yore when I used to take on these challenges and blog regularly, I'm in the mood to get back to doing that. Therefore, I am looking to write a post every day around this topic and as a way to address each line of their checklist.

26. Find an accessibility issue on a website, and report it.

Since Blogger is my tool of choice for hosting TESTHEAD, it seems only fitting that I look to it to see what I can do to help improve its ability to be a better accessible platform or, barring that, at least accessible as far as what I can actually do to enhance it.

Using WAVE, the following error was the first to pop out:

Errors
Document language missing

What It Means

The language of the document is not identified.

Why It Matters

Identifying the language of the page allows screen readers to read the content in the appropriate language. It also facilitates the automatic translation of content.

How to Fix It

Identify the document language using the attribute (e.g., ).

The Algorithm... in English

The attribute is missing or is empty.

The nice thing about Blogger is they have a "Send feedback" button in the lower right-hand column for the Dashboard, so submitting issues is easy, as well as with screenshots.

Curious to see if in the future we see this enhanced :).
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