Talk:Accessibility testing

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I THINK THIS NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED OUT TO SEVERAL ARTICLES, TO COVER DIFFERENT ASPECTS, SOMETHING LIKE:

  1. WRITING A PLAN FOR A11Y TESTING, INCLUDING USE OF REAL USER TESTING, CONFORMANCE CRITERIA, AUTOMATED TOOLS, AND GOOD OLD COMMON SENSE
  2. THE LEGAL SIDE OF THINGS, EXPLAINED IN DETAIL
  3. DECIPHERING WCAG, AND OTHER CONFORMANCE CRITERIA SUCH AS SECTION 508
  4. ACCESSIBILITY TOOLS, WHAT TO USE AND WHAT TO AVOID. HOW FAR WILL THESE GET YOU?
  5. REAL A11Y TESTING WITH REAL PEOPLE, HOW TO PUT TOGETHER FOCUS GROUPS, WHAT TO LOOK FOR HERE
  6. COMMON SENSE - SOLUTIONS FOR COMMON ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES - A ROADMAP FOR FIXING ISSUES. START WITH SEMANTIC HTML, THEN GO TO VIDEO AND AUDIO CONTENT, JAVASCRIPT, AJAX, ALTERNATIVES. }

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Picture of the article author Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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After studying a selection of medieval kings, eighteenth-century scientists, and other historical eccentrics at university, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis somehow ended up working as a Web Developer at Yahoo!, and then as a Senior Developer at VisualDNA. His favourite things include a decent meal shared with friends, a good film in the cinema, lazing on the grass in the sunshine, and solving difficult problems by reference to primary sources, first principles, and empirical evidence.