A presentation at A11y Camp in in Sydney NSW, Australia by Julie Grundy
Everyone needs to test their digital products for accessibility compliance, but it’s time consuming to get an audit and difficult to fit into your workflow. Meanwhile, automated tests can’t cover all the WCAG requirements. How can you make sure you’re doing comprehensive, effective tests in a timely way?
You need an accessibility testing strategy. We’ll cover choosing the right tools, writing useful test cases and even how to persuade people to join in. Let Chris and Julie share their experiences and processes with you so you can develop your own customised plan.
The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.
This accessible version of the slides has edited speaker notes to better represent what was said, plus extended alt text. It might also be easier for people with low vision to use since the text size and colour can be changed to suit your needs.
A plain-English version of the WCAG guidelines, with links through to the full specification.
Results from the 8th Screen Reader User Survey from WebAIM. Includes information about the most popular screen reader software.
The Colour Contrast Analyser from The Paciello Group is a stand-alone app with an eye-dropper colour picker which can be used with any other software. There are also plugins for Sketch and other design software, and Lea Verou’s contrast page lets you test with transparency values as well.
Microsoft’s web plugin runs automated tests then guides you through manual tests. Excellent for people who are new to accessibility testing.
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