Wednesday, December 31st, 2008>p>John Resig wants us to file bug reports to browser vendors but what about accessibility? Is that a responsibility that we have as Web developers?
Todd Kloots of Yahoo! shows us how to configure our machine for screen reader testing with full instructions:
When developing using the WAI-ARIA Roles and States, you need to test your code in a screen reader to ensure everything is working as you expect. As a follow up to my presentation on Developing Accessible Widgets with ARIA and in the interest of helping other developers test their code, I thought I would provide some tips on how to configure your development environment for screen reader testing.
- Install virtualization software
- Install browsers & take a snapshot of that state
- Install and configure screen readers
- Restart the virtual machine & take a snapshot of that state