There are three steps:
This is to review accessibility using a PC. Nearly all persons with disabilities use the PC format with Internet Explorer because of widespread adoption of the MSAA protocol developed by Microsoft. If you want to review accessibility using a Macintosh, see this parallel protocol for macs, but note: JAWS and Window-Eyes are available only for the PC, so you will have to either use a plug-in for Firefox (Fangs) to simulate JAWS output or use a PC.
We can answer those questions by using listening to JAWS as we use the navigation methods frequently used by JAWS users:
Many issues requiring manual checks will have been addressed by Steps II 1 and III2.
- Load your first page (example: http://www.fsc.yorku.ca/fluid/moodle/). Copy the address, then save the page as a complete webpage into a file folder with a descriptive name (such as "Home Page").
- Open aChecker.
- Click the "Browse" button for the Local File box at the top of the page. Choose your saved file. Press the "Check It" button.
- Review results. Click "sort by accessibility guideline" if it is highlighted. Save as "Webpage, complete" with a descriptive title (such as "Report Summary - Home").
- Click on each guideline listed and save the resulting page including the Guideline in the title (such as "1.1-Home.html"). At this point you may choose to review each issue and determine its status.
- Write down the results.
- Repeat for the pages you want to test.