SWTC London - Technical Testing - Accessibility testing

(Deborah) #1

In a different format to normal, at the technical testing SWTC session this week in London the mentors ran sessions on different topics in a circus.

based on the software testing clinic from last night, here are some resources on accessibility testing:

Improving accessibility actually improves the experience for all users, not just those with disabilities. If you can’t read some text easily, it’s likely people with visual impairments are struggling even more so.
• Disabilities can affect vision, hearing, brain and limbs.
• It’s the company, developer and tester’s responsibility to make the content as accessible as possible.
• Many tools to aid with accessibility testing are free, and many solutions do not take much time or effort. This should help pitch the idea to management.
• Some of the issues we looked at today affected the following aspect of websites/applications:
o Text size
o Text colour
o Text format
o Alternative text
o Navigation method

Links to resources: This could be blog posts, links to tools or books to read
WAVE - http://wave.webaim.org/
Dyslexic font choices - http://www.readandspell.com/us/best-font-for-dyslexia

more resources in comments…

Any questions or queries just give me a bell :slight_smile:


(Deborah) #2

Readability -
WCAG guidelines - https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag
30 Days of Accessibility testing - https://dojo.ministryoftesting.com/lessons/30-days-of-accessibility-testing
Screen readers - https://soap.stanford.edu/tips-and-tools/screen-reader-testing
Mindmap - https://www.flickr.com/photos/softwaretestingclub/7392805714/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Pro Dojo subscribers only - https://dojo.ministryoftesting.com/lessons/a-software-tester-s-guide-to-web-accessibility

(Heather) #3