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What Testers Need in Their Accessibility Testing ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jul 31, 2017
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This article was published on StickyMinds – What Testers Need in Their Accessibility Testing Toolkits, July, 2017. The concept that software should be usable by the widest possible audience has been around for more than twenty years, yet for quite a while it remained out of the mainstream of testing and development efforts. This has […] ...

Jumping Back And Forth

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 23, 2016
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This article was published on StickyMinds – “Advocating for the User in Accessibility Testing”, September, 2016. Do you see a problem? (Click on the image to see it full size.) You know, how it works? You don’t really read the whole page, especially when looking for something. You’re screening. Some people also call it scanning. […] ...

Can’t You Stay Focused?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 20, 2016
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This article was published on StickyMinds – “Advocating for the User in Accessibility Testing”, September, 2016. Do you see a problem? Can you see the focused link at all? If you can, is it easily distinguishable for you? How close you have to look? Will you instantly find the focused element if you didn’t know where […] ...

MGCS Accessibility Expo

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 01, 2016
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Last Monday I attended a public Accessibility Expo. It wasn’t a large, crowded event. But maybe it should have been. Whether you buy / sell a house in Ontario, get / renew Health Card or Driver’s License, fill customer complaints, search for locations of government services – it all involves software products now. That is, […] ...

What’s In A Label?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 01, 2016
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This story has been featured in my article published by Tea-time with Testers – Year 5 Issue XI, December – January 2016. Download a free copy. Do you see a problem? With the login form represented by the image? There are a few, actually, but we can’t know for sure because it’s just an image, we have […] ...

Not That Apple

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 24, 2016
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This story has been featured in my article published by Tea-time with Testers – Year 5 Issue XI, December – January 2016. Download a free copy. Do you see a problem? With the image? Maybe you don’t. You know, people who can’t see still can use the software, browse the Web, and work with electronic documents. […] ...

Severity of Accessibility Issues

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 10, 2016
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Preface I’m exploring ways to better communicate impact of severity issues. Even the developers working on accessibility seem to look at it from “mechanical” or purely functional perspective. The challenge is heightened because it’s hard, likely impossible, to make valid assumptions on kinds of special needs, skills and experience of the users with assistive technologies, […] ...

Putting Too Much Faith in Tools

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 26, 2016
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This story was featured in my article published on StickyMinds – “The Politics of Accessibility Testing”, January, 2016. Preface Digital accessibility refers to software supported by users’ assistive technologies as well as accessibility within web browsers. This concept, that software should be usable by the widest possible audience, has been around for more than twenty […] ...

Understanding How To Do Accessibility Testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 18, 2016
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This story was featured in my article published on StickyMinds – “The Politics of Accessibility Testing”, January, 2016. Preface Digital accessibility refers to software supported by users’ assistive technologies as well as accessibility within web browsers. This concept, that software should be usable by the widest possible audience, has been around for more than twenty […] ...

It’s Not Business Requirements, It’s the Law

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 14, 2016
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This story was featured in my article published on StickyMinds – “The Politics of Accessibility Testing”, January, 2016. Preface Digital accessibility refers to software supported by users’ assistive technologies as well as accessibility within web browsers. This concept, that software should be usable by the widest possible audience, has been around for more than twenty […] ...

HUMBLE: Agile Accessibility Testing Strategy

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 11, 2015
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HUMBLE acronym, Humanize-Unlearn-Model-Build-Learn-Experiment, was born when Michael Larsen and I shared our accessibility testing experiences. This year we talked a lot about the subject. CAST 2015, KWSQA 2015, Agile TD 2015, to name a few. We also got a mind map! :) Click on the image to download full mindmap in PDF. Textual description below. […] ...

PACE COLT: KWSQA 2015 “Targeting Quality”

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 15, 2015
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Last week I attended and presented at the conference organized by Kitchener Waterloo Software Quality Association. I took notes and organized my review in a structured form: Purpose – Attendance – Content – Experience – Cost – Organization – Location – Time. Or PACE COLT, if you like mnemonics (as I do). Purpose The conference theme […] ...

Had a blast at CAST, Yay for KWSQA!

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 09, 2015
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Today I’m going to present a talk on Web Accessibility and Accessibility Testing Heuristics at the conference of Kitchener Waterloo Software Quality Association. Maybe I’m driving at this moment while you’re reading this.. While my talk is less than 2 hours long I foresee some great challenges as a trainer. You see, I want to […] ...

Accessibility Testing – Coverage Categories – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 24, 2014
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This mindmap in the review series depicts Accessibility Testing by requirements categories. Each coverage type requires specific approach and tools. ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – MindMap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 10, 2014
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As a summary of my Accessibility Testing reviews, I’ve created a poster-like mindmap. (Smaller and bigger versions). ...

Web Accessibility Testing: Strategy and Mindmap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 25, 2014
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This is a cross-post of my publication on LinkedIn. I also provide more elaborate mindmap here. Foreword In the recent, I’ve been quite extensively writing about Web Accessibility in my blog. In part, because it’s one of my professional interests now. But also because I learnt how much it’s important and needed. In Ontario, Accessibility […] ...

Accessibility Testing – Evaluation of Tools

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 24, 2014
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For any project, it’s typical to conduct assessment and evaluation of tools before acquiring licenses and putting them into use. Below I’m sharing evaluation matrix composed based on my review of accessibility requirements. Requirement Description Checking By Tool Review by person 1.1 Text Alternatives Provide text alternatives for any non-text content 1.1.1 (A) – Alternative […] ...

Accessibility Testing – Classification of Tools

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 17, 2014
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Class Description Content Parser-Checker. Examples: WebAIM’s WAVE, AChecker, SortSite Tools that process inner elements of the document (tags) and check whether their presence/absence and structure comply with the predefined set of rules.Mostly helpful for testing of requirements: Perceivable Robust Well-developed tools are quite useful for quick and cheap catching of obvious bugs. Testers can use […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Interim ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 03, 2014
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In the series of reviews I went over WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. This is my second detailed take, as the first one was about 2 years ago when I started professionally performing (elements of) accessibility testing. And I took the second shot to futher sharpen my skill and […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Robust

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 29, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 27, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 23, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 21, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Operable – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 14, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Operable – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 08, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Operable – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 06, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Perceivable – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 02, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Perceivable – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 30, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Perceivable ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 25, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Perceivable ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 24, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...
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