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A New Generation in Testing Accessibility Gian Sampson-Wild www.purpletop.com.au/purplecop The Old Way of Testing What you do: Insert your URL A program runs You receive a result The Old Way of Testing What you get: One Size Fits All Single page / Max 2000 pages

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A New Generation in Testing Accessibility

Gian Sampson-Wild

www.purpletop.com.au/purplecop


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The Old Way of Testing

  • What you do:

    • Insert your URL

    • A program runs

    • You receive a result


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The Old Way of Testing

  • What you get:

    • One Size Fits All

    • Single page / Max 2000 pages

    • Yes & No answers to the WCAG

    • False positives and false negatives

    • Checkpoints that aren’t tested


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The Old Way of Testing

  • Who provides these things:

    • Bobby

    • Cynthia Says

    • AccessValet

    • Hermish

    • AskAlice


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A New Generation of Testing

  • What if you could…

    • …not just identify images with missing alt attributes, but compare each image with its alt attribute

    • …narrow down the pages you need to review for use of colour, change in language, use of tables


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A New Generation of Testing

  • PurpleCop is an automated testing tool developed by PurpleTop

  • It collates various tags and text in your site so that you can review them for accessibility compliance


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A New Generation of Testing

  • PurpleCop takes the guesswork out of accessibility testing

  • It allows, you, the owner of the site to decide whether an issue is an accessibility failure or not


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A New Generation of Testing

  • Who has used PurpleCop:

    • Australian Centre for the Moving Image

    • Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games

    • City of Port Phillip Council

    • Scope Victoria

    • DHS Companion Card


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A New Generation of Testing

  • “Over the past year ACMI has found that PurpleCop reports are a great resource to help meet out site’s accessibility commitment. It provides useful, user-friendly feedback that targets only the areas of the site that need our attention.”

  • Andrew RobinsonACMI Web Manager


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Case Studies

  • ACMI

    • 25+ sub-sites

    • 2,000+ pages

    • 100+ content authors

    • 100MB+ site


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Case Studies

  • This morning a sheet was circulated requesting URLs to test.

  • These are the results.


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Questions?

  • Contact Gian for further information:

    • Mobile: 0404 498 030

    • Email: [email protected]

    • URL: www.purpletop.com.au/purplecop


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