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Re: interesting piece re screen reader testing by sighted developers


From: Jeevan Reddy
Date: Sep 27, 2010 12:15AM

Hello Jenison,
Of course a Sited developer can test for Accessibility if he/she
knows how a Visually impaired person uses Screen Reader. It is suggestable
he/she should use blind fold and use keyboard only.
It could be better if the Accessibility Test is taken by a Visually impaired
user. Though the Sited person better experience with Screen Reader, he can't
find out more Accessibility issues.
Testing with Sited Developer is better if there is no means(that is they
don't have Accessibility Tester or no visually impaired colleagues) to test.

Best Regards,
On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Jennison Mark Asuncion <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hello,
> This piece by Robyn Hunt is winging its way around Twitter, Should Sighted
> Developers Use Screenreaders To Test Accessibility?
> http://accessibility.net.nz/blog/should-sighted-developers-use-screenreaders-to-test-accessibility/
> Jennison
> --
> Jennison Mark Asuncion
> Co-Director, Adaptech Research Network <www.adaptech.org>
> LinkedIn at <www.linkedin.com/in/jennison>