Web Accessibility Testing

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Course Synopsis:

An in-depth review and practice of testing websites and web-based applications for conformance to major accessibility standards including automatic, manual, and use case testing. This course is designed to cover the following basic topics:

  • Overview of testing techniques and methodologies
  • Assembling a best practices guide
  • Determining test sets, conformance criteria, and test approach
  • Automated testing approaches with WorldSpace FireEyes
  • Performing manual testing, including code review and assistive technology testing
  • Use case testing
  • Testing with screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver)
  • Reporting, remediation, and regression

Recommended Prerequisites:

Pricing for Online Class

Each class is $45 for a full year of access, or lower for group enrollment, or when purchasing multi-course curriculum packages. See the Full Accessibility Curriculum for details.

Enroll in "Web Accessibility Testing Techniques"

Course Topics: Web Accessibility Testing

  • Introduction
    • Accessibility Basics
    • Types of Tests
    • Case Study Website
  • Quick & Easy Checks
    • Page Titles
    • Headings
    • Image Alt Text
    • Color to Convey Meaning
    • Color Contrast
    • Zoom - Low Vision
    • Videos - Deafness
    • Videos - Blindness
    • Visual Styles
    • Audio (Deafness)
    • Keyboard Access
    • Keyboard Visual Focus
    • Mouse-Only Interactions
    • Forms and Error Messages
  • Sustainable Strategies
    • 1. Select a Standard
    • 2. Define Best Practices
    • 3. Select a Storage Format
    • Anatomy of a Best Practice
  • The QA Process
    • 1. Define the Scope
    • 2. Create a Baseline
    • 3. Conduct Tests
    • 4. Document Findings
    • 5. Plan Remediation
    • 6. Regression Testing
  • Automated Testing
    • Semi-Automated Tools
    • Testing with FireEyes II
    • Testing with WorldSpace Comply
    • WorldSpace Attest
  • Manual Testing
    • Content Analysis
    • Browser Manipulation
    • Hardware Manipulation
    • Code Inspection
    • WorldSpace Assure
  • Assistive Tech Testing
    • About Screen Readers
    • JAWS
    • NVDA
    • VoiceOver
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking
    • Assistive Technology Hints
    • Hands-on Practice
  • Use-Case Testing
    • Writing a Test Case
    • Test Case Template
    • Testing and Reporting