On June 1, 2021, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “Accessibility Testing with People with Disabilities: Tips and tricks from the experts at Fable.”
Sam Proulx, an Accessibility Evangelist at Fable, talked about why testing with people with disabilities is so important and described what Fable is doing in order to make this testing quicker, easier, and more effective.
He also provided tips, tricks, and advice based on his life-long experience as a screen reader customer and testing participant, as well as the expertise Fable has gained from conducting thousands of hours of user testing with assistive technology.
Using practical examples of websites and companies, Sam describes how user testing methods have enabled them to create more accessible, more inclusive, and higher quality experiences for everyone.
- Why test with users with disabilities?
- Why not test with QA and developers?
- Screen reader demo
- Tips and tricks for user testing
- What to do after you finish testing
- Advantages of remote user testing
- View Sam’s slides
- Accessible Usability Scale (AUS) from Fable
- Reddit Blind hub
- Accessibility and inclusion images resources
- Disabled and Here Collection
- Disability:IN Disability Inclusive Stock Photography
Comments from attendees
- Great article on designing for cognitive disabilities
- We’ve found Zoom to be the most reliable (and preferred by users) for remote moderated testing
- In Australia and NZ the preferred combo is JAWS and Chrome It’s different from what WebAIM found in 2019