The 6 Simplest Web Accessibility Tests Anyone Can Do

By December 19, 2016Accessibility Testing

“What if I told you that the WCAG 2.0 recommendation by the W3C is 36 pages, printed? In addition, “How to Meet WCAG 2.0” is 44 pages and “Understanding WCAG 2.0” 230 pages. Not only that, but the accompanying Techniques and Failures for WCAG 2.0 is 780 pages, printed. There are approximately 400 Techniques and Failures. All of it is wonderful information created by some of the most knowledgeable accessibility folks available. Unfortunately it presents a sort of barrier-to-entry for folks who really just want to know what they need to do to be more accessible. This barrier works both ways: one shouldn’t assume this is easy work. You can’t just flip a switch and have an accessible site. To truly understand accessibility and accessible web development requires extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, the DOM & BOM, accessibility APIs, assistive technologies, and how people with disabilities use computers. I’ve dedicated my career to it and find out the more I know the less I understand.”

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