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Your accessibility responsibilities as a Quality Engineer
- Understand that accessibility (like security and performance) is infrastructure that customers expect to have in place. If it’s missing, the product is not complete.
- Ensure that products you test meet accessibility requirements.
- Open defects against tests that fail accessibility requirements.
How you can make us more successful
- Testing the accessibility of any platform is a specialized part of functional testing. Like functional testing, it is a combination of automated and manual testing.
- Advocate for involving users with disabilities in accessibility testing.
- Become familiar with basic accessibility testing.
- Use tools provided to test for accessibility using automated and manual testing
- Know how to navigate content using your keyboard
- Know how to navigate content using a screen reader
- Ensure the general architecture hierarchy and content of the thing you’re testing makes sense
- Ensure images, icons, and charts have alt text
- Ensure decorative images are not visible to screen readers
- Seek out and hire a diverse team including people who have disabilities
- Learn about hidden content techniques to learn how to check for hidden content