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Re: Testing for accessibility compliance


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Apr 28, 2010 12:00PM

It should be the standard practice because all screen readers and all
versions of screen readers don't perform the same.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Guisinger" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Testing for accessibility compliance

>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?
> Thanks,
> Mark
> ----- Original Message ----
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Mark