Top 4 Tools For Accessibility Testing

Accessibility Testing……

Accessibility Testing is defined as a type of Software Testing performed to ensure that the application being tested is usable by people with disabilities like hearing, colour blindness, old age and other disadvantaged groups. It is a subset of Usability Testing.

Why Need To Do Accessibility Testing…..

In the world, there are so many people who have various kinds of disabilities. like…

Various Kinds Of Disabilities

1. NVDA…..

NVDA is a free, open-source screen reader for Windows. It is currently the second most popular screen reader in use and is excellent for web accessibility testing. Participants in this session will start using NVDA to test their web pages for accessibility. NVDA should be tested with the latest versions of Firefox.

  1. Open your web browser and go to the download page for NVDA: https://www.nvda-project.org/wiki/Download.
  2. Click on the download link for the latest stable version of the program.
Click on NVDA 2010.1 installer
Choose Run
Choose Run
Choose Yes
Choose Finish
Choose Ok
Keyboard shortcut keys for NVDA

2. JAWS…..

Jaws Tool
  • Read documents. emails, websites and apps
  • Easily navigate with your mouse
  • Scan and read all of your documents, including PDF
  • Fill out web forms with ease
  • Easy to use with Daisy formatted basic training
  • Save time with Skim Reading and Text Analyzer
  • Surf the net with web browsing keystrokes
  1. First, open your favourite Web browser, you can use Chrome or any other
  2. Download the JAWS installation file from the trusted download button link https://www.malavida.com/en/soft/jaws/
  3. Select Save or “Save as” to download the program. Most antivirus programs like BitDefender will scan the program for viruses during download.
  • If you select Save, the program file is saved in your Downloads folder.
  • Or, if you select “Save as”, you can choose where to save it, like your desktop.
Keyboard shortcut keys for JAWS

3. VoiceOver OS (Mac)…….

VoiceOver Tool
Keyboard Shortcuts

4. axe DevTools……

axe DevTool
  1. Open your web browser and go to the download page for axe DevTools: https://www.deque.com/axe/
  2. Click Install Free chrome extension.
  • Lacking keyboard support
  • Missing labels
  • Invalid ARIA attributes
  • Colour contrast

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Chathuri Kaushalya Thambugala

Chathuri Kaushalya Thambugala

I’m working as an Intern — Quality Engineering. I’m good at self learning, leadership.