Marie is a Test Automation Engineer and also a tech blogger at mariedrake.com where she talks about testing and test automation in general.
❌ Designing for accessibility is time consuming and expensive
✅ If accessibility is embedded at the beginning, it’s not.
Think of accessibility as added revenue instead!
More users === more $$$
❌ Accessibility testing is the responsibility of testers
✅ It’s everyone’s responsibility
This doesn’t mean we don’t need accessibility experts or specialists.
❌ Automated Accessibility Testing is enough
✅ Automated accessibility testing accompanied with human based testing (with real users too)
Automated accessibility tests only catch 20-40% of issues.
❌ Accessibility Testing is hard
✅ Accessibility testing is hard but it can be learned. There are so many great resources out there!
❌ Being compliant to guidelines (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) means your website is accessible
✅ Different people with disabilities will use your products differently
Credit: Janet Gregory (@janetgregoryca) and Lisa Crispin (@lisacrispin)
Shifting Accessibility Testing To The Left (MD)
By Marie Drake