Tips for developers: Get your website teted for accessibility – Part 2 – Operable

Accessibility Testing, Accessibility Tips
This is Part 2 of 4 parts on how a developer should get their website or application tested for accessibility. Objective of this series is to provide easy method of accessibility testing to developers so that they can test as they code. This is how we would achive accessibility right at the development and design stage. These tips would not only be helpful to developers but also to interaction designers who decides interaction of elements and those who develop prototypes. This Part 2 is related to Operable section of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. Question: How to test for keyboard accessibility? Answer: Load the page. Press CTRL + Home (Windows), this will take focus to the top of the page. Then use tab key to move from one element to…
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Tip for Developers: Get your website tested for accessibility -Part 1 Perceivable

Accessibility Testing, Web Accessibility
Quite often, I receive emails from non-profit organizations asking if I can help them with accessibility testing for their newly built website. I also see most of them do not get built accessibility in mind though many of them are for organizations who offer services to people with disabilities. This post illustrate a few tips that developers can use while building a website. While we intend to see many developers have knowledge on accessibility, it's absolutely fine to start with a willingness to build an accessible product. This post illustrates advice in the form of question and answer in reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. This will be series of four articles to cover Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust. Question: Do you have images or any other non-text…
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Accessibility Automation Testing Tool by PayPal

Accessibility Testing, Web Accessibility
Overview It's often true that a quality tester or anyone for that matter would look for robust features and possibly have all features at one place. When it comes to identifying automated tool to check for accessibility of a web interface, some of the questions that would come up with are: Does this tool be able to test as per standards? Does this tool be able to cover all segments like use of colors, forms, headings, tables etc.,? Does this tool be able to generate a report? Can I be able to export results for my own purpose? One such tools that was recently open sourced by PayPal is Automated Accessibility Testing Tool [External link]. What is AATT? AATT tests web applications regarding conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines…
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