Accessibility

A talk by Marie Drake
Principal Test Automation Engineer, News UK

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Have you ever thought about how people with disabilities use the web? How about the website that you are testing? Are you testing for accessibility? As we are now in the digital era where lots of information can be accessed via the web, we need to make sure that the websites we use are inclusive especially for people with disabilities. In this workshop, we'll discuss what is accessibility and why do we need to test for accessibility. We'll also look at some of the accessibility testing types you can perform and also look at what testing tools are out there to support our testing. This workshop will be jam packed with activities that will help you get started with accessibility testing and will include some live coding too as we try to get hands on with using Cypress and Cypress-Axe to catch basic accessibility issues.

As a prerequisite for this workshop and to maximise your learning, you will need to have the following:

Node and NPM installed - https://nodejs.org/en/download/

Text editor or an IDE such as VSCode - https://code.visualstudio.com/download

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