Web Accessibility - Manual Testing

Manual Testing

Once Siteimprove identifies your site’s priority pages, these pages–at a minimum–should be the focus of your manual testing. In addition, we suggest testing your home page and any other pages that require user interaction with content.

      Screen Reader Testing

      Like JAWS and Window Eyes, NVDA uses a virtual buffer to provide access to web pages. When used in conjunction with Internet Explorer it exhibits similar problems (as JAWS prior to version 7.1 and all Window Eyes versions in both IE and Firefox) with JavaScript (including AJAX) based content changes.
      Used with Firefox it updates the virtual buffer in response to content changes (as does JAWS 7.1+ in both IE and Firefox). So it is useful to replicate the sort of content update issues that occur in JAWS and Window Eyes, when browser content is updated without a page reload.

      If you are using a screen reader, you may find it will not read some documents in PDF format. Adobe provides a web site that will convert non-accessible PDF files to a format that is usable with a screen reader. The Adobe Access site is located at access.adobe.com, and the tool can also be added to your computer as a "plug-in".

      Color Contrast Tools

      Use a Color Contrast Tool to ensure colors being used are accessible.