Track Talk Th11

Manual Accessibility Testing: Why, What, and How

Ina Tsvetkova

13:45-14:45 Thursday 13th June

Did you know that automated accessibility testing only catches around half of accessibility errors? Many of the legally mandated WCAG success criteria can only be tested manually. Manual accessibility testing is therefore critical to understanding and breaking down the technical and practical barriers caused by an inaccessible solution, and it is essential for ensuring that the solutions are inclusive, accessible, and usable for users with different abilities.

This presentation will focus on manual accessibility testing as a critical component of the accessibility testing process, give you guidance on which manual accessibility tests are necessary for full WCAG test coverage and provide best practices for performing these tests.