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Re: ARIA & test automation?

From: <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:08:32 -0400 (EDT)
To: Katherine Mancuso <kmancuso@gmail.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1010132156190.10338@cygnus.smart.net>

I cannot imagine any automated testing for access at the current or near 
future state of the art that would work reliably even a reasonably 
percentage of the time.

too many variables

a system that works on Jaws and Windows would probably choke on eMACspeak 
on Linux.

how many different screen readers are there? dozens at least. and that is 
just text to speech. add in all the other issues

Bob


On Wed, 13 Oct 2010, Katherine Mancuso wrote:

> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 13:57:46 -0700
> From: Katherine Mancuso <kmancuso@gmail.com>
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: ARIA & test automation?
> Resent-Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:58:38 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> 
> Hi everyone,
>
> I see this sentence in the WAI-ARIA Primer:
>
> "Implementing WAI-ARIA can facilitate test automation. Test engines require
> semantic information about user interface elements, unique names, exposure
> of state, specific properties in order to run automated test scripts.
> WAI-ARIA provides that semantic information needed for efficient test
> automation."
>
> Does anyone have further information & references related to this statement,
> know anyone who is actually using ARIA to benefit their automation process,
> or people to contact about it?
>
> Katherine
>
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