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A Testing Strategy for Accessibility in New Apps

Marcy Sutton shares a strategy for testing components and applications in the early stages of development.

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Clarifying Color Contrast & Font Size Guidelines

Clarifying WCAG guidelines for color contrast and font size using an example from the Design Thinking & People Skills workshop from Testing Accessibility.

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Bringing Together Keyboard-only and Click-based UI Tests with keyboard-testing-library

keyboard-testing-library by Grunet is an extension to Testing Library that allows you to reduce duplication when writing accessibility unit tests.

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Watch my Live Accessibility Review of KEXP.org

Watch as Marcy Sutton uses manual testing and DevTools to identify accessibility issues as part of a live Testing Accessibility workshop.

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Thoughts on Accessibility Certification

How does training from the Testing Accessibility workshops compare to IAAP Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) certification?

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Screen Reader Myths and Misconceptions

Who uses screen readers, which ones they use, and how screen readers work all have their own misconceptions.

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Accessibility Testing vs. Accessibility Auditing

There’s a lot of crossover between the techniques, tools, and resources involved in determining the accessibility of a web application.

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Alleviating a common testing struggle

One of the common sticking points I’ve seen is developers not being sure where testing would be most effective

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Where are you on the accessibility testing continuum?

Accessibility isn’t just adding markup with the proper elements and roles or having tests that pass. (”Testing the right thing” is a whole topic on its own)

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Now is the Best Time to Start

As new people enter the industry. It’s vital that we teach best accessibility practices so that the applications of the future are accessible from the start.

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What's your Accessibility Origin Story? Here's Mine.

We weren’t only making sites that fulfilled requirements for conformance. We were instead making sites that disabled people could use.

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Accessibility-focused Test Driven Development

Think about how the small pieces of your applications should behave for accessibility, then write tests to make sure they do.

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The Implications of Client-Side Routing

Client side routing takes control of navigation away from HTML and the browser and gives it to a JavaScript component. This has implications for accessibility.

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The Importance of Accessible Naming

Use semantic HTML elements in your markup that include implicit roles and behavior that match your purpose.

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My First Step in Manual Testing

The Tab key is a quick way to gauge how keyboard-ready your websites and applications are.

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The Overlap of Screen Readers and Keyboard

We can use JavaScript to set aria-expanded to true when the dropdown opens so its state will be communicated in a screen reader

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Programmatic Accessibility and the Rules of ARIA

Programmatically determinable accessibility information benefits screen reader and other assistive technology users.

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Unit Testing for Accessibility

Jest and Testing Library can be used to write unit tests that ensure accessibility information makes it into the right place in our components.

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My Accessibility Testing Order of Operations

A repeatable process for manually testing accessibility on a site using DevTools and the the browser.

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