QA Testers – Fundamentals

  • 2 x 3.5 hour sessions via Zoom
  • Laptop required
  • £350 + VAT (offer til end of 2020)
  • Max. 15 students

First of two courses that enable QA testers to progressively introduce elements of WCAG testing into their work. This Fundamentals course strips away the complexities of WCAG to introduce initial success criteria/checkpoints that are easy to pick up by testers who never wish to become “experts in WCAG”, without the need for additional tools.

This course looks at a core set of simple accessibility test methodologies your QA team can integrate with their current test scripts while a site is being built to find accessibility errors throughout the build process when it’s more cost-effective to fix them. The tests can also be used post-launch to test updated or new content. It provides hands-on experience of accessibility tests that can reliably be done manually, often without the need for additional tools.

We recommend this course is booked with the QA Testers – Advanced course, so you learn how to execute all WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility tests on desktop and mobile.

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You will learn how to...

Integrate accessibility tests into your QA testing - practical guidance on what accessibility testing is and how to do it

  • An introduction to accessibility, WCAG and the purpose of accessibility testing
  • For each Success Criterion: introduction to the requirement; guidance on how best to test it; examples of passes/fails; practical hands-on testing and discussion of results
  • Introduction to a core set of accessibility testing tools
  • How to prioritise accessibility defects in your reporting
  • (If you complete the Advanced course too) How to execute all WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility tests on desktop and mobile

Who is it for?

Suitable for any QA testers who want to gain a solid foundation in how to test sites on desktop and mobile for accessibility issues. It will also benefit Product Owners, Business Analysts or anyone who wants the knowledge to reliably and quickly test the accessibility of their products.

Benefits

To you

  • Adding the ability to efficiently test websites against WCAG checkpoints throughout the development life cycle to your QA skills
  • The ability to prioritise accessibility issues identified, focusing on the most critical ones first to fix

To your organisation

  • Finding issues in QA means you identify accessibility issues earlier, reducing stress, fix cost and time compared to finding issues later
  • Minimise the risk of litigation by finding accessibility issues early so it's more likely they can be fixed before product launch

Prerequisites

Skills

  • General knowledge of QA testing of websites

Tech

  • Laptop required for Zoom, and so you can participate in the key training exercises

Meet one of our trainersAbout Jon

Jon has over 15 years’ experience in accessibility and usability, working for a wide range of multinational organisations across the mobile, finance and energy sectors. With a background in Psychology and Information systems, Jon is passionate about enabling everyone to use technology effectively in their day-to-day lives. He creates accessibility solutions that are practical, elegant and human centred. Jon explains accessibility in real-world terms that focus on finding the optimal balance be…

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