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RE: are there any accessibility testing best practicesHI Shri


From: Sam Mignano - Analyst
Date: Aug 22, 2006 3:00AM

Hi Shri
I am not sure if there are official best practices outlined anywhere -
but we recommend our clients use WAI as a guideline not a destination,
and include user testing as part of any website audit they do, that
includes testers with a range of disabilities. This enables the client
to strive for usable accessibility not just technical accessibility.
We have a 193 checkpoint audit that our clients websites are tested
against, covering usability, accessibility, validation, best practise,
SEO optimisation and online marketing. Along with this we do a full
automated test, and user testing with our team of testers who have a
wide range of disabilities and additional needs, and who use a variety
of browsing methods.
We prefer to look at accessibility testing as part of a bigger picture -
aiming for web effectiveness - so that people don't end up with just
another website that has ticked a few boxes on an automated checking
tool for accessibility
I hope that helps
Best wishes
Sam Mignano
Beyond Metrix

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Shrirang
Sent: 22 August 2006 05:49
Subject: [WebAIM] are there any accessibility testing best practices

Hi all,
Are there any best practices followed in accessibility testing area? I
am curious to know this because so far I have come across best practices
only for design and development. Thanks Shri

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