#14 (ENG) Accessibility awareness and accessibility testing (with Elīna and Jurij)

Accessibility traces are everywhere, it's in web applications, mobile phones, buildings, street architecture, and everything else that is used by a human being. One of the prerequisites for accessibility testing is understanding accessibility and in this episode, before talking about software accessibility testing, we spend a good time talking about it.

We are joined by two certified veterans of accessibility testing - Elīna Šiškeviča, and Jurij Nesvat to help you and your products prepare for the upcoming accessibility requirements in Europe.

► Participants:
• Elīna Šiškeviča (LinkedIn): https://www.linkedin.com/in/elina-siskevica/
• Jurij Nesvat (LinkedIn): https://www.linkedin.com/in/jurij-nesvat/
• Deimantas Liubertas (LinkedIn): https://www.linkedin.com/in/deimantas-liubertas/
• Nikolaj Tolkačiov (LinkedIn): https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikolaj-tolkaciov/

► Links:
• https://blog.playstation.com/2022/08/26/the-last-of-us-part-i-full-list-of-accessibility-features/
• https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveSaylorsnowball/videos
• https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/
• https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/
• https://dequeuniversity.com/
• https://www.deque.com/axe/
• https://accessibilityinsights.io/docs/web/overview/
• https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey9/

► Timestamps:
00:00:00 Intro
00:00:22 Guest introduction
00:01:42 What is accessibility testing?
00:08:56 Accessibility problems
00:22:10 Accessibility in video games
00:29:30 Models of disability
00:34:42 At what stage of application development should accessibility testing start?
00:42:28 Is accessibility more expensive when implemented only in the last stage of product development?
00:43:38 Do designers have tools to embed accessibility in the designs
00:46:57 Who should advocate accessibility in the project?
00:48:17 About WCAG
00:58:22 Accessibility testing on mobile phones
01:00:46 What is the scope of accessibility requirements?
01:06:17 Accessibility requirements in different countries
01:12:19 Why it is important for the business to care about accessibility
01:16:22 About WCAG 3.0
01:19:05 How to grow accessibility testing skills
01:23:13 Current state of automated accessibility testing tools
01:26:56 About screen reader tools
01:30:20 Main challenges of performing accessibility testing
01:42:49 What options there are to implement accessibility in the product if you don't have experts
01:57:29 Certificates for accessibility experts
02:03:44 What to expect from accessibility testing in the future
02:08:23 Farewell and announcement of next episode
02:09:05 Outtakes
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