Testing Web Applications
Sources: WebAIM and Department of Rehabilitation (DoR)
Manual accessibility testing techniques can vary widely. Manual testing has the benefit of being highly accurate, provided the person doing the manual testing is sufficiently qualified. Manual testing allows finding accessibility problems which cannot be found in the automatic testing. DoR estimates that automatic tools can only find 25% to 30% of accessibility issues. Only a human can tell if the site is easy to use and navigate for a person who is using any assistive technology.
The resources provided below are for informational purposes only; the State of California does not specifically endorse the use of any particular site or tool over another.
Operating systems compatible with listed resources
- Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or above (Extended Support runs to 2020)
- Apple OS-X 10.7 (Mountain Lion) or above (Support ran out for Apple OS-X 10.6 and below)
Most used internet browsers, compatible with listed resources
- Microsoft Internet Explorer v11 or v10
- Mozilla Firefox v47 and 46
- Google Chrome v51 or v50
- Apple Safari OS X v10 or v9
- Freedom Scientific JAWS 14 or above (Support for Windows 8.1 and higher, Internet Explorer 9 and higher and Firefox v47 and higher)
- AiSquared Window-Eyes 8.0 or above (Support for Windows Vista and higher, Internet Explorer 10 and higher)
- NonVisual Desktop Access 15.2 or above (All modern Windows Operating Systems, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome )
- Apple VoiceOver (Built-in screen reader for OS-X and higher)