Choosing the Right Disabled Users for Testing – Converge Accessibility

Choosing the Right Disabled Users for TestingA joint posting with our partners at Outlook Business Solutions

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August 23, 2021

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August 23, 2021

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Ken Nakata

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Every week, the team at Converge Accessibility meets for two hours with Greg Rogers from Outlook Business Solutions to develop test scripts that users with disabilities can leverage in testing websites for compliance with the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 A/AA. The results of this work feeds into WebAlign, a tool organizations use to manage and track WCAG compliance from the design phase, through development, and into testing. Previously, Converge Accessibility developed a set of test scripts that enabled developers and testers to test without resorting to assistive technology. This makes sense because everyday testers can’t be expected to become proficient screen reader users when their jobs require them to test far more than just accessibility. But testing without assistive technology doesn’t give any sense to the real world impact of websites on users with disabilities—and this is why Converge Accessibility and others have turned to Outlook Business Solutions.

But, as this week’s post explains, organizations can’t simply let just any [...]

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