spaceninja + testing + accessibility   22

How to Fail at Accessibility
So, let’s flip the script, and dive into — “How not to fail at accessibility”
We’re going to cover three main areas:
Testing — how do you know if your website is or is not accessible currently?
Building — once you’ve identified some bugs, how do you code for accessibility?
Process — how can you improve your process to prevent bugs in the first place?
fridayfrontend  accessibility  cssbasics  testing 
5 weeks ago by spaceninja
Unexpected accessibility tips
8+1 unexpected but practical tips for testing accessibility and inclusive design: Test on the train; Ask people in a hurry; Hold your mobile with straight arms; Test on a projector; Take off your glasses; Wear gloves; Use only the keyboard; Test on a low-spec device; Disable JS, CSS, and images;
fridayfrontend  accessibility  testing 
9 weeks ago by spaceninja
An Intro To Screen Reader Testing for Sighted Developers
Besides the design, loading time and performance, accessibility determines the user experience of the web apps that you're building profoundly. This quick guide will give you an introduction to the why and how of testing your website's user experience using screen readers.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  screenreaders  testing 
july 2019 by spaceninja
My Web Accessibility Testing Process
It sounded like people were curious about my web accessibility testing approach! So I’m going to walk you through my thought process, what I test for, how early I check, and how I test. It’s like having my web accessibility testing checklist in your back pocket.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  testing  webaim  wave  contrast  tabindex  screenreaders  voiceover 
june 2019 by spaceninja
Building the most inaccessible site possible with a perfect Lighthouse score
Google's built-in testing tool Lighthouse judges the accessibility of our websites with a score between 0 and 100. It’s laudable to try to get a high grading, but a score of 100 doesn’t mean that the site is perfectly accessible. To prove that I carried out a little experiment.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  lighthouse  testing  automation 
june 2019 by spaceninja
Component Testing Plans
Quality stems from and is proven by an implemented testing plan by which components are inspected prior to release. This article describes criteria and tools for testing components and how to order making them at a high level to help teams plan.
testing  components  qa  accessibility  design 
may 2019 by spaceninja
5 Tools For Automated Accessibility Audits
Some of the quickest accessibility wins can be simple fixes, but if you don’t know what to look for, they can be hard to spot. Identifying these issues is important, which is why there is a whole slew of web accessibility checkers available to help identify these problems. I want to introduce you to a few tools that you might find helpful in identifying accessibility issues. Just remember though, that automated tests can only catch a portion of all issues.
fridayfrontend  cssbasics  accessibility  automation  testing  wave  sortsite  axe  pa11y  tota11y  tools 
march 2019 by spaceninja
The Importance Of Manual Accessibility Testing
Automated accessibility tests are a great resource to have, but they can’t automatically make your site accessible. Use them as one step of a larger testing process.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  testing 
september 2018 by spaceninja
Testing for accessibility - Service Manual - GOV.UK
The best way to meet these criteria is to: Think about accessibility from the start; Run your own accessibility tests regularly throughout development; Get a formal accessibility audit before you go into public beta;
accessibility  testing  wcag 
august 2018 by spaceninja
Short note on getting spaced out with SC 1.4.12 Text Spacing
One of the new success criterion in WCAG 2.1 is 1.4.12 Text Spacing. Conforming to this criteria provides accommodation for people to modify their text styles according to their needs.

The success criterion defines a set of text styles that must be supported. Thinking that this should be pretty simple to test using a bookmarklet I went searching for one that someone may have prepared previously. Not finding any, I whipped one up.
bookmarklets  accessibility  testing  line-height  margins  letter-spacing  word-spacing 
august 2018 by spaceninja
Assistive Technologies I Test With
After a recent talk on Accessibility, I was asked during the Q&A about what Assistive Technologies (AT) I test with while I’m developing. Such a good question! I hadn’t ever thought about what I actually test with and as I rambled on I thought it might help to write it down.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  testing  voiceover  screenreaders  narrator  nvda  vox  zoom  contrast 
july 2018 by spaceninja
New to email coding? Here’s where to start.
One year ago I entered the wild world of email. I was confident in my HTML/CSS skills and ready to rock it. But then… tables(!) and inline CSS(!!) and Microsoft Word as a rendering engine(!!!)… I quickly realized the intricacies of email coding were way beyond my expectations, and consequently the past year has involved a steep learning curve.
cssbasics  email  html  accessibility  testing  css  frameworks  fridayfrontend 
april 2018 by spaceninja
Totally Tooling Tips: Accessibility Testing
In this episode, Addy chats with Rob Dodson, a developer advocate on the Chrome team, about his workflow for accessibility testing. They also discuss some of the important considerations when making edits to the design of your website for improved accessibility.
fridayfrontend  video  accessibility  testing  axe  lighthouse 
february 2018 by spaceninja
Why you can't test a screen reader (yet)!
This idea, testing a screen reader, proved much harder than I thought. It's actually a bit of a holy grail in the accessibility space. Something that many have dreamed of, but few—if any—have achieved.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  screenreaders  testing  automation 
january 2018 by spaceninja
Writing Automated Tests for Accessibility
Marcy Sutton explains how automated tests for accessibility can help free up your team of some manual testing while preventing regressions into production.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  testing  automation 
january 2018 by spaceninja
Readable
Quick and easy way to test the readability of your work.
testing  accessibility  readability  writing  tools 
january 2018 by spaceninja
Accessibility Testing Tools for Desktop and Mobile Websites
This post will demonstrate how to use automated and manual accessibility testing tools on desktop and mobile websites. We’ll cover five accessibility testing tools that can be installed either as browser extensions or JavaScript bookmarklets. I will point out the pros and cons of each testing tool, describe the best features of each tool, and show what accessibility problems each tool is good at identifying.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  testing  qa  automation 
december 2017 by spaceninja
How to build a cloud-hosted accessibility testing Windows computer using Amazon WorkSpaces
Compliance work is all about removing the obstacles that keep people from doing the things they want or need to do. In this post, I’m going to knock down one of the barriers that prevents many developers from doing thorough accessibility testing: not having access to a proper setup.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  testing  qa  aws  amazon  windows  vm 
december 2017 by spaceninja
Automating Your Accessibility Tests
Seren Davies reminds us that unlike Christmas, accessibility testing should not come but once a year with a look at how to apply automated testing. By configuring tests to run against each commit, you can ensure that your site’s accessibility compliance need not be left to chance.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  automation  testing  jenkins  build 
december 2017 by spaceninja
Accessibility Testing with pa11y
pa11y, pronounced pally, is a set of free and open source tools that aims to make designing and developing accessibility easier. They have a number of different projects to help with this, for example a web dashboard interface, but I will be focusing on 2 of their projects: pa11y and pa11y-ci.
fridayfrontend  testing  accessibility  node 
august 2017 by spaceninja
We've updated the radios and checkboxes on GOV.UK
Great user testing story about why the GDS team increased the size of checkbox and radio controls on the Gov.UK platform.
fridayfrontend  css  accessibility  html  forms  ux  testing 
december 2016 by spaceninja
A Web Developers New Working Week
"Why spend the week in your comfort zone, working on the same browser under the same conditions you’re used to. Let’s switch it up a bit."
accessibility  testing  performance  fridayfrontend 
april 2016 by spaceninja

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