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Learn how to use Screen Readers in your QA accessibility testing

What are screen readers? How do they work? Why are they so complicated! How can you effectively learn how to use them in your testing?

Learn how to use screen readers effectively in your Quality Assurance testing

We will cover why they are so important as an Assistive Technology (and difficult) to understand – we will also demystify them in the process – you will learn

  • How screen readers work
  • How screen readers interact with the DOM
  • You will learn about related accessibility APIs. and how they support Assistive Technologies
  • Understand the user experience
  • Learn about the virtual cursor and browse mode
  • Learn about forms and application mode
  • What's the difference between the various modes. How are they triggered when building web applications
  • Learn effective focus management for screen readers
  • Learn error recovery techniques for screen readers
  • Learn how to not struggle with the screen reader and identify real accessibility blockers and issues

While it is true that web accessibility is not just ‘all about screen readers’ they are an incredibly important and complex technology that you need to understand to do effective in house accessiblity QA testing.

NOTE: These modules are part of a path, from beginner to more advanced, and are designed to help you more deeply understand screen reader accessibility and effectly support other types of assistive technology.

After this module you may be interested in:

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