Blind QA testing (Part 1): A Screen Reader Users Perspective

Blind QA testing (Part 1): A Screen Reader Users Perspective

By Brian Dalton, and Saleem Rahman. In this new series of articles, Brian Dalton will share his experiences and advice working as an Accessibility QA tester and consultant. He will be discussing his methodologies and tools, as well as giving advice for those with diverse ability who either already work or may wish to work in this exciting area. In …

Accessible Focus Managment by Mark Magennis of InterAccess

Accessible Focus Management: Tab order vs focus placement

I’ve been working on a video-based eLearning platform recently. We (the client and myself) seem to have tied ourselves in knots regarding how best to implement tab order and focus placement to give the most efficient user experience for sighted keyboard users and screen reader users. Having finally unravelled those knots, it all looks pretty simple really so I thought …

Saleem Rahman discusses accessibility QA testing on iOS devices

Using VoiceOver in QA accessibility testing on iOS

VoiceOver is a gesture based screen reader, which is built into all of the iOS eco system, such as iPhones, iPads and Apple watch. Blind and visually impaired users interact with the devices using their fingers to navigate the iOS interface. For example, to launch an app the user would locate the app on the screen first and then they …

Airline Industry takes accessibility seriously.

The Airline Industry and Accessibility

Some exciting things are happening with accessibility in the airline industry. InterAccess have been for the last 6 months working with award winning Irish software company ‘Datalex’ who were voted the ‘World’s Leading Travel Merchandising Solution Provider’ at the 2014 World Travel Awards. Datalex build the retail platforms that power the websites of Aer Lingus, Air China, Air Transat, Brussels Airlines, …