WTA-61: Tell Me, Don’t Show Me

WTA-61: Tell Me, Don’t Show Me

WTA-61: Tell Me, Don’t Show Me

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT

Facilitator: Michael Larsen

Mission: This session will be an introduction to Accessibility through the use of Screen Reader applications. For Mac users, VoiceOver comes build in to the Mac and can be used immediately (go to System Preferences: Accessibility: VoiceOver and check the box that says “Enable VoiceOver”. From there, you can toggle VoiceOver On or Off by pressing Command-F5.

For Windows users, there are a number of options, and we will focus on NVDA for this session (it’s a free download from http://www.nvaccess.org/.

Note: for those who want to participate in this session, you will need to already have downloaded and installed NVDA (or a JAWS demo, or any other screen reader of your choice). We will discuss some opportunities for looking for issues related to accessibility, and talk about building a case for adding accessibility as part of your overall testing strategy.


If you have not done so already, please send a request to “weekendtestersamericas” to add your SkypeID. In your request, mention that you want to join this Saturday’s session. On Saturday, twenty minutes before the start of the session, please contact us and ask to be added to the session, and we will do so.

About the Author

I’m a software tester working with Socialtext in Palo Alto, CA. I have worked in a number of different fields and in a number of different capacities. I started my testing career in March of 1991. I am co-founder and primary facilitator for Weekend Testing Americas. I am a black-belt in the Miagi-do School of Software Testing, a member and Teacher in the Association for Software Testing, and the producer of Software Test Professionals' "This Week in Software Testing" podcast (now on hiatus).