Accessibility testing is a key part of the overall quality assurance process. The earlier issues are identified, the easier they are to fix.
Reach out to us for help:
- Reviewing implementation plans, design concepts and prototypes.
- Evaluating vendor products being considered for purchase.
- Doing quality assurance testing before launch, independently or as part of the Office of Communications website review process. We can offer usability advice, crawl the site with automated testing tools and spot-check compatibility with keyboard and touch-based input devices and screen readers.
For content creators:
- Familiarize yourself with the "11 Key Accessibility Factors" to create accessible content.
- Check your work via some proofreading and a browser plugin to test for accessibility.
For site owners, designers and developers:
- Read through our tips on how to design accessibly and develop accessibly.
- Learn how to use automated tools and your keyboard to test for accessibility.
Note that we teach and encourage familiarity with screen readers, but do not recommend departments do their own screen reader testing. Effective and comprehensive screen reader testing requires multiple devices, a lot of training and a lot of practice. Please request a consultation before launch.