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Like many developers and testers you might have downloaded a screen reader to test your website, but are you using it properly? If you have not spent time observing real screen reader users the chances are you’re not using it like they do.
In this workshop you will learn how screen reader users visualise content, the strategies they use for navigation and the commands they typically use. We will look at some real-world examples of different types of content, particularly dynamic content that is especially difficult for screen reader users to understand. We will also discuss how screen readers work, why some of them behave very differently, and which ones to use for testing.
For this workshop we will use Firefox with NVDA, which is the best free screen reader on the market. Please download and install it here prior to the workshop if possible, bearing in mind that it is Windows-only. We will have a small number of laptops available if you don’t have your own.
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Steve specialises in testing high-risk, high-profile web-based applications such as online banking, e-commerce websites, online gaming, e-learning and Facebook applications for large corporate clients in the UK, USA and Europe.