Monday, May 15, 2017

Watch and Learn: 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.

I was away much of this past weekend, so I'm going to need to double up a couple of entries for a few days to catch back up. Thank you for your patience :).

13. Watch a video about accessibility and share with someone.

There are several videos about Accessibility out there, but several of them come with an ask for email or phone number to view them. I decided I wanted to make a selection that would be available to as many people as possible without needing to register or get on a mailing list. Not that there's anything wrong with companies wanting to get information this way, but I'm choosing not to do that this time around. 

This is a talk given by Alice Boxhall about Accessibility Testing, specifically focusing on a number of Accessibility testing tools. From the YouTube comment listing:

Published on Jan 17, 2014
Presenter(s): Alice Boxhall

"This session will introduce some open-source tools and techniques that have been used over a variety of projects to identify accessibility regressions. It will focus on tools that can be used in the browser itself and on automated testing strategies that enable developers to quickly iterate and improve their code. Though automated tests will never catch every regression, a common-sense approach that focuses on the most common accessibility problems can help to eliminate the pain of manual testing and make it easier to prevent, catch, and fix accessibility problems."

Have at it. Let Alice know if you found it useful (I'm pretty sure you will :) ).

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