There's a lot you can do to test websites and applications for accessibility without being an accessibility expert:
- Keyboard Testing - anything you can do with a mouse, you should be able to do from the keyboard. Here's how to check.
- Visual Testing - you can do a few basic visual tests using only your web browser and Windows settings.
- Screen Reader Testing - testing with a screen reader is harder than it seems. Here's how to get started, but don't do it without getting some training.
- Testing Standards - the process the State of Illinois follows when testing accessibility.
- Why Automated Testing Isn't Enough - you might have noticed that the tests above are manual; we use automated testing tools too, but you need to be aware of their limitations.
The following are example and test files we use for accessibility testing and training: