I’ve been working for The Web Accessibility Audit for the last six months. During this period, I came across many web pages which are designed with supposedly no accessibility in mind. I’ve used many automatic tools to analyze and examine accessibility violations. Those automatic testing tools only highlight the violations and manual checks. If the developer works on violation part then work increase for the auditor too, because either the violation goes unnoticed or drops into manual check. Lately, I audited a website on a sub-contract work for my UK based client. Below is a glimpse of the results before and after the design was made accessible. The following chart shows violation before testing:
After I optimized the code with WCAG 2.0 SC level AA guidelines, the summary looks somewhat like this:
It begs the question that how this affected the web page’s visualization? Well, presumably nothing for the normal user since they don’t know how accessibility can matter to others!
For screen readers, this page is now a fun place where they can access each and every inch of the web page without losing information. That’s because the page is now equipped with WAI-Aria roles.
The Video demonstrate how WAI-Aria helps screen reader user to access web page easily.