This is the first post in a two-part series on Accessibility Testing for Developers by Matt Isner, a developer here at Deque Systems. For today's post, Matt has created a video demonstration for sighted developers on how to install and configure the NVDA screen reader for accessibility testing. (Please note: NVDA is for Windows only.)
In this video Matt will cover...
- Why we've chosen to use NVDA (00:45)
- How to download and install NVDA (1:30)
- How to use NVDA's Speech Viewer (2:20)
- How to install and use the Focus Highlight add-on (4:11)
- An overview of NVDA's different modes (6:27)
- How to configure the NVDA Modifier Key (8:07)
- How to display the current mode (10:00)
- Advanced keyboard shortcuts (12:43)
- Testing accessibility fixes (13:53)
- And finally, a recap (19:36)
Stay tuned for the second post in this series in which Matt will explain how to translate accessibility issues into agile solutions.