We can’t all get access to a screen reader better yet find the time to tame them so here is a quick tip on how to test how well your web content supports screen reader users. All you need is a browser, a plugin and 5 minutes.
The lovely folk over at Spotless Interactive have invited me to be a guest writer. An honour indeed given the good stuff they do and publish. In my first post I take a walk through what you need to consider when establishing a screen reader test plan. It’s an overview look at what you need to… Continue Reading Establishing a screen reader test plan
I forget that at its core the web is all about “search” so it was humbling and eye opening to spend two days in the company of 8 silver surfers aged 60 to 80 testing Opera desktop and observing, amongst other things, how they went about carrying out searches. It’s more or less the first… Continue Reading “Where’s my Googlebox?!” – adventures in search for silver surfers
Back in the day when web pages were web pages and not web applications you could just about get away with not testing with a screen reader. Using a combination of text based browsers, accessibility testing tools such as the Web Accessibility Tools consortium Accessibility Toolbar and and browser tools such as Preferences settings in… Continue Reading Setting up a screen reader test environment
Last year Opera released data from MAMA (Metadata Analysis and Mining Application), a search engine that trawls web pages and returns results detailing page structures, what HTML, CSS, and script is used. MAMA examined 3,509,180 URLs in 3,011,668 domains and returned results on how many pages validate (only 4.13%), how many use Flash (33.5%), how… Continue Reading Ask MAMA what the web is made of
It has to be said that I’ve never had more pleasure than working with Barrier Break Technologies (the guys behind India Techshare) when it come to accessible Flash. Working closely with Adobe, RNIB in the UK, Vision Australia and disability organisations and groups all over the world I’d say they have a pretty good handle… Continue Reading Beta testers needed for a shiny new accessible Elearning system