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Re: Testing for accessibility compliance


From: Mark Guisinger
Date: Apr 28, 2010 10:39AM

I noticed that in the list of tools there was little to no mention of using screen readers to evaluate pages. Is this not common practice. If it is do you test with multiple screen readers?


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From: Mark Guisinger < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tue, April 27, 2010 1:50:25 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] Testing for accessibility compliance

I'm working for a large company that is beginning to go down the road to making there website accessible. I'm starting to wonder about testing, as I'm not a tester. Do larger companies testing their websites for accessibility have a group of testers reviewing their pages with screen readers (one or more)? Or do they just validate that the code created is to spec? What tools are other companies using to test their websites for accessibility? Any guidance will be greatly appreciated.