Accessibility Review Protocols - Simple and Comprehensive
Accessibility can be evaluated through simple heuristics, or using a more detailed approach with assistive technologies and specific platforms.
These are a simple set of heuristics for evaluating the general accessibility of a web application without need for complex assistive technologies or a lot of "under the covers" assessment of the HTML markup and so on. While this process is by no means a comprehensive method for identifying all accessibility problems, it provides a simple technique that anyone can learn while doing UX Walkthroughs. Additional information about accessibility can be found in the resources page.
This is a PC-based protocol for more in-depth accessibility testing. It contains three accessibility test protocols for Fluid: Internet Explorer 7 with the AIS Toolbar Extension, the JAWS Screen Reader and the Web Accessibility Checker tool. A form for entering results and a completed form for reference are contained in Attachments.
This is Macintosh version of the PC-based protocol.
On this page we have reviewed standards set by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and UK Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) to build a set of guidelines that encompasses legislative standards for public kiosk design.
"Under the Covers" Review
The "under the covers" review can be paired with the Accessibility Reviews above for a comprehensive evaluation. You might need a developer to perform this portion of the evaluation.
Accessibility Markup Review: