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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