Join Joe Dolson for an in-depth discussion in this video Automated vs. manual testing, part of WordPress: Accessibility (2015).
- It's famously difficult…to automate testing for accessibility.…Having a large number of issues…that require human judgement…to determine whether they're accessible…means that automation can only ever get you…a small percentage of the way to an accessible website.…But taking advantage of that percentage…is an invaluable way to make your website accessible…and keep it that way.…There are three key rules to fully…automated testing for accessibility.…Don't return false positives.…
Always test the DOM.…And test early, test often.…False positives can massively undermine…the benefits of automated testing.…If you're going to use automation,…it needs to be a time saver.…It should find the definite problems…that you can fix without the need for further investigation.…Most accessbility testing tools…return a mix of issues that are clearly errors…and others that require human verification.…
A false positive is any result which either…presents a problem which isn't actually…an accessiblity error or a result…that presents a possible problem…
This course, merging WordPress coding with accessible web design techniques, helps you make sure your website meets modern accessibility standards. You'll learn how to use the power of WordPress to quickly build a beautiful and accessible website that can be used by people with different types of abilities. Author Joe Dolson provides a broad introduction to accessibility and then focuses on practical steps to make sure your WordPress themes, plugins, and content are accessible and usable to all.
- What is web accessibility?
- Understanding the benefits of accessibility
- Building accessible forms
- Adhering to theme guidelines
- Creating accessible navigation
- Working with images, media, and other accessible content
- Integrating plugins
- Testing your site for accessibility