See the web accessibility guidance that’s relevant to quality assurance (QA) testing.
Note: Digital practitioners often perform a mix of design, development and testing activities. Even if you’re mainly a QA tester, be sure to check out the other roles for guidance that’s relevant to the work you actually do.
What is QA testing?
Quality assurance (QA) testing is about testing web pages and applications to identify bugs and other issues, including those that impact accessibility.
Core skills and knowledge in QA testing include:
- QA testing methodologies (for example, functional, non-functional, regression)
- test planning and documentation
- testing tools and techniques
- test management software
- software development methodologies (for example, Agile)
- computer software and systems
- web and mobile technologies.
Relevant Web Content Types
See the steps that a QA tester typically needs to know for testing the accessibility of the following Web Content Types.
- Carousels (slideshows)
- Disclosures and accordions (show/hide)
- Page titles
- Skip links
- Text content:
Relevant Knowledge Areas
The following web accessibility Knowledge Areas are directly relevant to the QA tester role.
Fundamental concepts in web accessibility
- What is web accessibility?
- Accessibility supported technologies
- Browsers, code and assistive technologies
- Semantics and markup
- Accessible names and descriptions
- Roles, states and properties
How disabled people use the web
Accessible UX best practices
The following critical web accessibility Knowledge Areas contain test procedures that a QA tester typically needs to know.