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Re: efficient accessibility audit process


From: Steve Green
Date: Nov 19, 2020 2:12PM

I don't accept your premise that you will maximise productivity by involving the entire team. I would expect that to minimise productivity.

For maximum productivity, we get one person to do all the work. Obviously, they need all the necessary skills, so we recruit people who do. Why would you not do that? The one exception is that we sometimes get someone junior to do the colour contrast analysis - it doesn't take long to teach almost anyone.

Occasionally, the timescale means we have to put more than one tester on a project, in which case they form a self-managing team with one tester taking the lead role.

Is there anything about your context that means you can't do this?

Steve Green
Managing Director
Test Partners Ltd

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Julius Serrano
Sent: 19 November 2020 20:46
Subject: [WebAIM] efficient accessibility audit process

Hi all. I hope you are well.

I'd like to get your thoughts on an efficient audit process based on your experience.

By saying audit process, I am referring to checking an already finished site / set of pages, identifying the issues based on WCAG, and providing recommendations. Efficient to me means there are no duplications of work being done and a process that involves the entire team for maximum productivity.

I recognise that an audit process needs to include the entire team, and not just the person doing screen reader testing. Generally the team consists of a business analyst, a front end developer, a QA / screen reader  tester, and the accessibility program manager.

May I ask if anyone has performed audits with this type of setting and resources/expertise? Basically, what I'm needing ideas about is the steps in between the two points:

* Point A: We receive audit work from a client
* We do the steps in the audit process
* Point B: We submit the audit report to the client.

 Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Please let me know if you need more info regarding this question.