[Tutorial] Digital Accessibility – How to test?


“Digital Accessibility” is no longer a nice to-have feature in our digital world. With emerging laws across EU (EAA), US(ADA – Section 508), and other parts of the world, its extremely important that we ensure the users using our digital applications, products, and services can able to access the information without issues, gets benefited and feels included. This workshop is a hands-on course to understand the accessibility (a11y) requirements, focus on quick wins, find issues using automation tools and assistive Technology (ex: Screen readers)

Prerequisite for the workshop:

  • Laptop with charger
  • Automation browser extensions (Chrome / firefox): WAVE, aXedev Tools
  • Disability Simulators – browser extension (Chrome) : Web Disability simulator / Funkify
  • Screen reader installation : NVDA for windows / Voiceover for Mac (Inbuilt)

Installation guide – Plugins / Extensions :

Chrome browser:

Firefox browser:

NVDA (Screen reader) :

Example links for practical exercises:(Please bring your own project webpage/any other example sites to explore during our workshop)

You can find so many sites that are not accessible enough yet – bring any sites you wish to explore to the workshop!

Better accessible sites:

Download resources: Digital Accessibility Workshop

Key Takeaways:

  •  What is digital accessibility? why is it important for any business?
  • Understanding the legal foundation (WCAG, EU – EAA, US – ADA & Section 508)
  • Hands-on experience with different automation a11y tools (Google lighthouse, axe Devtools, WAVE, etc)
  • Hands-on experience in manual testing scope for digital accessibility (Keyboard only testing, Assistive technologies
  • Screen reader testing (Eg: NVDA, Voice-over)