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From: Morten Tollefsen <morten@medialt.no>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:17:51 +0200
Message-ID: <EDA91A2F291B104FA26F01B9300235E4818F79@mlt-server-01.medialt.local>
To: "Samantha Bird" <samanthazoe360@gmail.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi, Samantha!

 

As you say, testing tools are perhaps not the most important
applications to prioritize. On the other hand it is quite easy (at least
for me) to argue for also making these tools accessible. A couple of
argumentsJ:

 

-          Making testing tools accessible is perfect training for
developers.

-          I am blind, and I have worked as a programmer (including
testing etc) for 25 yers. If I did not have accessible testing tools,
programming environment etc. this would not have been possible. So,
making your tools accessible will also give persons like me the
opportunity to work In your company.

 

Persons with disabilities need to be creative to reach their goals, and
this creativity should also be used in creative work (for example
software development). I do really believe that most project would have
benefitted on having some disabled developers, and to achieve this -
accessibility is a must.

 

BR: Morten Tollefsen

www.medialt.no <http://www.medialt.no> , +47 908 99 305

 

Fra: Samantha Bird [mailto:samanthazoe360@gmail.com] 
Sendt: 29. juni 2012 12:00
Til: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Emne: Test Management Tools - Accessibility Guidelines

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I work for a company that provides Quality Assurance and I have started
a side project to outline the Accessibility Standards A-AAA which we
should provide when delivering QA for our clients (as this is currently
known by our consultants and not documented). My hope was to outline the
main standards for all consultants in the company so that we can provide
the best and consistent Accessibility testing for our clients.

 

We develop our own websites and Test Management Tools in house and I
believe that if we are providing Accessibility testing to clients, we
should also have products which are accessibility friendly. I am trying
to outline some standards which should be used by our Developers for our
Test Management Tools  - as we have Web, Desktop and Sharepoint versions
- but our tools are for use by Testers and not the general public.

 

I wanted to get a few opinions as to if a testing tool would need to be
Accessible or would this be unnecessary work? I have checked w3.org/WAI
<http://w3.org/WAI>  to see if there are any guidelines for this but
only web content, user agents and Authoring Tools seem to have been
covered. Any feedback on this subject would be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

 

Samantha
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