Accessibility allows us to tap into everyone's potential, as a software tester are you advocating this?
At least 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability. Many more have a temporary disability. A recent study found that 4 in 10 local council homepages failed basic tests for accessibility.
Accessibility is all about removing barriers and providing the benefits of technology for everyone - Steve Ballmer.
A11y is quite a vital topic in the technology world and the sooner we as testers can advocate and showcase the value into our teams the sooner we reduce the risk of bad product reviews, reputation and be an innovative product. Let's shift left and make accessibility testing built-in our teams. Remember accessibility should not be an afterthought, 65% of disabled population in the UK were/are in employment and are we making it accessible for them?
In this workshop you will learn all about accessibility and the best practises, ready enough to take them back to your current work place and make your teams more socially aware.
1) Introduction to accessibility (The 101 session)
2) The importance of having accessibility as part of your non-functional testing
3) Discussions with the audience as per the audience's experience
4) The tools that exist and how we can during the session explore some of the tools via keyboards, screen readers, and plugins for vision deficiencies, motor or learning difficulties only, and what we learn from them.
5) Help the audience make a checklist
6) Manual vs Automation, we will build some automated checks
7) Legislation to do with Accessibility
Audiences would need a laptop and if they have Mac books then they need to see which screen reader they have inbuilt or download NVDA. Windows users will have a screen reader too inbuilt or can download NVDA.
I will be doing some interactive activities too hopefully with some goodies to give away.