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Re: your thoughts on the WCAG test procedures


From: Jeremy Echols
Date: Jun 22, 2020 8:28AM

We've found that accessibility insights is a wonderful shortcut for getting at a pretty baseline "this page is okay": https://accessibilityinsights.io/

It probably doesn't cover every single SC, but for us, at least, its combination of automated tests and very in-depth "guided" manual tests is extremely helpful. It's still a huge endeavor to test a site, but this at least gives us a consistent way to test and discuss each page we are analyzing.

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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Julius Charles Serrano
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:47
Subject: [WebAIM] your thoughts on the WCAG test procedures

Hi all.

First I want to acknowledge and thank you all for the extremely helpful discussions and information you are providing in this group.

I'd like to get your thoughts on the test procedures for the WCAG success criteria. Going through WCAG, I find that most success criteria have multiple sufficient techniques and failures, each one having its own test procedures.   

*    Sufficient Technique for SC 1.3.1 > Situation A > ARIA11 > Test
procedure: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Techniques/aria/ARIA11.html*tests__;Iw!!C5qS4YX3!Q8dMmpacbBJAnvCN5gs6E1iSr1tvjyZq0qPlyVDpRYfDoA-Tp1Q2m7qFQzkb4SEDNQ$
*    Failure for SC 1.3.1 > F2 > Test procedure https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Techniques/failures/F2.html*tests__;Iw!!C5qS4YX3!Q8dMmpacbBJAnvCN5gs6E1iSr1tvjyZq0qPlyVDpRYfDoA-Tp1Q2m7qFQzncTfkmeQ$  

I see how this can result to a very comprehensive accessibility test, however, my gut feel is that it would take a very long time to test a page if we go through each test procedure.

Please can you share your thoughts - is there another way of looking at it? I'm open to other perspectives. Also, your techniques in using the test procedures would be very useful.

Thank you for reading my message and I look forward to hearing from you.