Did you know that blind people can surf the Internet and deaf people can enjoy videos? Have you wondered how people with disabilities use mobile devices? Assistive technology (AT) empowers people with disabilities, yet it presents challenges for producers of online content.
Accessibility Testing Posts
In the mid-1920s Juan Trippe set out to establish an airline network with the goal of linking America to the world. With the birth of his airline, Pan American World Airways, he found success, linking Los Angeles to Shanghai and Boston to London. From then on the world became smaller and more accessible to Americans. In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist working at CERN, had a goal of linking scientists in universities and institutions...
While many websites claim Section 508 or WCAG conformance based on the evaluation of a tool, the truth is that at best the site passed the automatic accessibility features that can be judged electronically.
How do I test for accessibility? In short, there are two ways to test the website’s user accessibility: human evaluation or digital evaluation tools. But the most successful approach is to use a combination of both. That’s because no single tool – no matter how expensive it is – can judge every component that affects accessibility.