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Re: Front End Developers and ATs

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From: dinesh.kaushal@wipro.com
Date: Aug 29, 2013 2:14AM


Some people misunderstand accessibility from keyboard to mean that everything should be tabbable.

And this misperception is increased further by SAP Web Dyn Pro till version 7.3 , which suggested that virtual buffer should not be used so even text is readable with tab and working with web dyn pro applications requires tons of tabs.

With warm regards
Dinesh Kaushal
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-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Joe Chidzik
Sent: 29 August 2013 1:21 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Front End Developers and ATs

> Of course, my follow up question is: Which ATs would form a good
> (cost-effective) development toolkit?

The simplest check that I always recommend developers use is to interact with their websiteapplication using just the keyboard. This can reveal several potential issues:
-Focus not visible (web pages)
-Logical tab order present (appswebsites) -All functionality keyboard accessible (appswebsites)

There are only a few keystrokes required to carry out the testing, and no special equipmentsoftware needed.

I also often point people to the WebAIM guide on using NVDA for website testing. Whilst screenreaders are complex applications, for testing only a small subset of keyboard shortcuts are required: http://webaim.org/articles/nvda/

Cheers
Joe
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