Screen Reader Testing Needed

Daphne Ogle daphne at
Tue Sep 9 20:20:35 UTC 2008

Hi all,

We have some tasks in the design iteration to prepare for screen  
reader user testing.  Mike has volunteered to prepare some user  
testing protocols for us for screen reader and keyboard users for our  
components.  I wonder if the QA protocol ends up looking a lot like  
the user testing protocol?


On Sep 9, 2008, at 11:51 AM, Justin wrote:

> Hello Michael,
> Thanks for the reply, please see my comments below
> - Justin
> On 9-Sep-08, at 2:19 PM, Michael S Elledge wrote:
>> Hi Justin--
>> I've found that the best approach is to go through a site as if you
>> were a screen reader user, i.e., using common user commands,
>> listening to page content and trying out functionality.
>> I can put together a protocol for reviewing a page/component for you
>> to try.
> If you could send me a protocol that would be very helpful. My biggest
> concern right now is that I'm not actually using the screen reader
> like a screen reader user would. A protocol for any of our components
> on the daily build page would be good (
>> In actual user testing, we ask screen reader users to perform the
>> same tasks as sighted users.
> I should look into this. I suppose I should do a preliminary pass to
> test it first before getting a user to try it.
>> Mike
>> Justin wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> As Fluid's components continue to develop and progress it would be
>>> helpful to ensure that they are meeting the needs of those using
>>> Screen Readers.
>>> I am still learning about screen readers, and as such haven't been
>>> able to properly test our components with them.
>>> Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Also if you have any good learning resources that you would like
>>> to  share, please pass them along.
>>> Thank You
>>> Justin
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Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
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