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Specifications for AT testing computers


From: James Buller
Date: Jun 23, 2017 5:31AM


I need to write a procurement request for computers to use for conducting accessibility audits and assistive technology testing or experience sessons.

I'd like any advice on what to ask for and what to avoid.

We'll need to be a local administrator to facilitate adding software and browser extensions as need arises..

I'm thinking a Macbook to provide Voiceover and Safari, with Windows 7/10 virtual machines including assistive technologies might work?
Does that sound sensible or would we encounter problems such as performance or not detect certain things if not doing things directly on a PC?
Any thoughts on versions of assistive technology to install and any conflicts to be aware of?
My list, so far, partly based on software provided internally, is:

* Zoomtext
* Supernova
* Dragon
* Read&Write Gold
* Claro Read
* Magic
* Lunar
* Nib Clickless
* Innovation
* Work Pace


James Buller

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