Minimum you need to do
Test for usability by the most common assistive technologies - including screen magnifiers, screen readers and speech recognition tools.
How to test
People with permanent or temporary disability or impairment may rely on a range of assistive technologies. Use the below as a guide to ensure you test the service with a cross-section of browsers and assistive technologies. However, you should be sure to test against the browser/operating system that your users are likely to be using.
Most used assistive technologies
|JAWS||15 or later||Screen reader||Internet Explorer 11|
|ZoomText||10.11 or later||Screen magnifier||Internet Explorer 11|
|Dragon Naturally Speaking
||11 or later||Speech recognition||Internet Explorer 11|
|NVDA||2016 or later||Screen reader||Mozilla Firefox (latest versions)|
|VoiceOver||7.0 or later||Screen reader||Safari on iOS 10 and OS X|
Assistive technology testing guides
Test with the assistive technologies at their default settings. Most users do not adjust their settings.
How to show you have met the assistive technologies need
You will have:
tested your service with the assistive technologies, browsers, and operating systems your users are likely to use.
taken steps to correct all issues that you found in the testing process. You’ve re-tested the service to confirm it’s accessible before launch.
made a record of your testing results in your progress reports.