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Accessibility Testing Tools. Testing goals. Compliance with accessibility standards? Conformity to coding standards or best practices? Functional Accessibility? Compatibility within a given environment?. Types of testing tools. Site-wide compliance scanning and validation tools

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testing goals
Testing goals
  • Compliance with accessibility standards?
  • Conformity to coding standards or best practices?
  • Functional Accessibility?
  • Compatibility within a given environment?
types of testing tools
Types of testing tools
  • Site-wide compliance scanning and validation tools
  • Single page scanning and validation tools
  • Single test point testing tools
  • Assistive technologies
site wide tools
Site-wide tools
  • Automated testing of all static HTML pages.
  • Some support application testing
  • Limited support testing of content other than HTML. (PDF)
examples
Examples
  • IBM/Watchfire (Used by Texas HHS)
  • DequeWorldspace
  • Web King
  • HiSoft
benefits
Benefits
  • Good monitoring capabilities
  • Rapid results
  • Excellent support for site-wide accessibility compliance management
limitations
Limitations
  • Complex to set up and maintain
  • Limited test coverage
  • Many checkpoints require human interpretation and judgment
  • Can give a false sense of security
  • Expensive
single page document scanning tools
Single Page/Document Scanning Tools
  • Automated scan of web pages and documents.
  • Can flag both automatic check failures and highlight areas for manual inspection
examples1
Examples
  • Wave
  • Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE)
  • DequeFireEyes
benefits1
Benefits
  • Immediate feedback to developers and accessibility testing staff
  • Full coverage of accessibility checkpoints
  • Easy to deploy and use
  • Free!
limitations1
Limitations
  • Slow
  • Requires expertise to understand the manual checkpoints
  • Requires user to understand how a particular tool evaluates a testpoint
single test point testing tools
Single Test Point Testing Tools
  • Tests individual accessibility features on a page by page basis
examples2
Examples
  • Accessibility Toolbar (IE)
  • Juicy Studios Accessibility Toolbar (FF)
  • Wave toolbar (FF)
  • Jim Thatcher’s Favelets (Any Browser)
  • Complex Table Toolbar (FF)
benefits2
Benefits
  • Good identification of features and problems
  • Excellent source of screen shots for developers/contractors
  • Some support editing of source code
  • Free
limitations2
Limitations
  • Some do not work well on framed pages
  • CSS or Table layout methods may hide problems
  • Slow
assistive technology
Assistive Technology
  • Testing with screen readers, magnifiers, keyboard, or dictation software
examples3
Examples
  • JAWS, NVDA, Window Eyes, VoiceOver
  • ZoomText, Magic
  • Dragon Dictate
  • Unplug the mouse
benefits3
Benefits
  • Tests functional accessibility with specific technology
  • Approximates user experience
  • Identifies compatibility issues
limitations3
Limitations
  • Tests functionality with specific technology
  • Not a substitute for usability testing by disabled users
  • Does not identify compliance issues.
  • Requires considerable expertise
  • Expensive
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Compliance testing does not equal accessibility testing
  • The best tool will depend on the tester, the environment, and what is being tested
  • Wide variety of tools out there, build a big toolbox
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