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iOS App VoiceOver Accessibility Teaching and Testing Plan | AppleVis

VoiceOver, a feature Apple has built into all iOS devices to enable Braille and speech access for users who are unable to see the screen, has revolutionized the lives of countless thousands of blind people around the world. It works best when apps are deliberately developed in ways that ensure compatibility with VoiceOver, blind people are considered during development and included in all facets of the testing process.

If you are a developer who has been asked to ensure the full VoiceOver accessibility of your app, following a step-by-step plan will help you get it right the first time, and keep getting it right through each subsequent update.

If you are an educator, following an organized plan will help you determine which iOS apps will best meet your blind students’ needs and effectively teach them how to use each new app they encounter throughout their studies and beyond.

If you are a blind person who is new to iOS, or you are an advanced user of many apps, following a coherent plan will help you quickly come up to speed with the built-in capabilities of your device and each new app you install.

The purpose of this step-by-step plan is to provide a straightforward way for advocates, developers, educators and others to quickly explore, learn and improve the accessibility of all apps in Apple’s iOS ecosystem.

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Danger! Testing Accessibility with real people — Medium

As four people who are blind and care deeply about making the web more accessible, we strongly believe user testing should include people with disabilities. But when the results are misinterpreted, it can be dangerous. It can foster action that appears to benefit people with disabilities but ultimately do as much harm as good.

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The importance of manual testing alongside automated accessibility tools

There are many free and paid automated tools available to help you identify accessibility issues in your websites, apps and digital channels. Automatic accessibility checking tools are useful to broadly identify problems and start developing a plan to fix them, and engaging human experts throughout this process is important to achieve the best result. Here’s our reasons why manual testing by accessibility professionals alongside automatic tools is necessary to ensure your digital products are as accessible as possible.

Conclusion

Automated tools are useful to determine accessibility problems in a digital platform and are great for providing developers, designers and content authors with an insight on issues to fix. Without expert knowledge of accessibility and W3C guideline compliance, it can be difficult to know where to start. Media Access Australia can help you understand these tools and provide knowledge, consultancy and expert advice to maximise their use, leading to education for your team and the most accessible results for people who engage with your digital content.

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Katrina the Tester: Accessibility & Usability Testing Pathway

Accessibility & Usability Testing Pathway

This pathway is a tool to help guide your self development in accessibility and usability testing. It includes a variety of steps that you may approach linearly or by hopping about to those that interest you most.

Each step includes:

links to a few resources as a starting point, but you are likely to need to do your own additional research as you explore each topic.

a suggested exercise or two, which focus on reflection, practical application and discussion, as a tool to connect the resources with your reality.

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How the State of Minnesota Increased Accessibility Awareness in Just 15 Minutes

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 Last May, the State of Minnesota’s information technology office (MN.IT Services) highlighted web accessibility by attempting the “No Mouse Challenge” for Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Noting that “if a document, application or system cannot support mouseless operation, it may not support assistive technology or accessibility tools,” state employees were challenged to visit the State of Minnesota website and navigate it successfully for 15 minutes using only their keyboards.

While MN.IT Services didn’t release findings from their exercise, they sponsored the effort in hopes that government employees will “become aware and take ownership of their role in creating accessible content.”

Source: How the State of Minnesota Increased Accessibility Awareness in Just 15 Minutes

My Approach to Mobile Accessibility Testing – Ministry of Testing

When I get asked by team members about mobile accessibility, I am often asked how difficult it is compared to desktop accessibility testing. Often the questions indicate how many assume that mobile accessibility is a completely different beast to traditional functional and accessibility software testing. This has prompted me to write this …

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Diagnostic.css – Super quick web accessibility testing – Karl Groves

In my quest to make accessibility accessible, I’ve created a super-easy-to-use tool that people can use to do accessibility testing. If you can view the page in the browser, you can use this tool. Diagnostic.css is a CSS (Cascading Stylesheets) file which, when applied to a web page, will highlight accessibility errors in the page.

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Web Accessibility Testing for the Rest of Us

Accessibility testing can be a daunting task, especially when one does not know where to start. With so many things to take into consideration and so many tools to choose from, the least we can say is that it’s very easy to feel lost! This class is intended for anyone who doesn’t consider himself or herself to be an accessibility expert, yet sometimes needs to assess accessibility in his or her daily job. If this is your case, if you sometimes feel helpless about web accessibility and only wish you knew where to start and what to do, look no further – this class is for you!

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Making sure it works – testing the new London.gov.uk | London City Hall

Testing software and websites is a challenge. We need to ensure that the final product is fit for purpose, and as good as it can possibly be. We must also understand it can never be totally free of bugs. We do lots of different types of testing from User Acceptance Testing (UAT) to performance and accessibility testing. All of this is essential to make sure that the final website does everything it’s supposed to do.

Another important aspect of testing the website as it develops is ‘usability testing’ where we ask invite end users to test new designs or functionality of the website. We’ll be writing more about this part of testing in a future blog post.

Source: Making sure it works – testing the new London.gov.uk | London City Hall