Accessibility responsibilities for Testers

Testers are responsible for ensuring that accessibility is part of the end to end (e2e) digital experience. Automated testing is primarily the responsibility of the developer, but any role can run an automated test as a quick check. Developers should run automated tools to check their code to resolve easy to spot and easy to fix issues.


The last gate for accessibility

The last gate for accessibility

As a tester, your role is to validate that automated test results are completed by development before the code goes live and with enough time to fix any issues found.ocus on accessibility annotations or notes flagged by the designer if they available. Plan and execute end to end manual tests as per the testing methodology and common accessibility interaction models and patterns.

For example:

  • Review keyboard functionality and focus
  • Validate colour treatment (colour contrast and colour blindness)
  • Test with a screen reader (VoiceOver,  NVDA or JAWS) and other assistive technology such as switch control

As a tester, your role is to validate that automated test results are completed by development before the code goes live and with enough time to fix any issues found.ocus on accessibility annotations or notes flagged by the designer if they available. Plan and execute end to end manual tests as per the testing methodology and common accessibility interaction models and patterns.

For example:

  • Review keyboard functionality and focus
  • Validate colour treatment (colour contrast and colour blindness)
  • Test with a screen reader (VoiceOver,  NVDA or JAWS) and other assistive technology such as switch control

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