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Bureau of Internet Accessibility Testing Team

The BoIA testing team employs testers for reviewing rendered Web pages under scenarios representing a variety of disabilities. Many of our testers are themselves persons with one or more impaired abilities. They test pages manually using assistive technology including JAWS (Job Access With Speech) screen readers and test using Keyboard Only Navigation, documenting any WCAG 2.1 A/AA failures and overall issues they encounter by entering their results into the BoIA testing portal. The issues identified are described and include appropriate remediation suggestions and are then reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert and Web Developer.

Profiles of the BoIA Human Evaluation Team:

Manual Website Testers:

Manual website testers are required to have certification in JAWS (screen reader) and have 5 or more years’ experience in accessibility testing. They are tasked with executing the manual testing procedures and performing exploratory testing to identify and document accessibility issues.

Website Accessibility Subject Matter Experts (SME):

Team members designated as Website Accessibility Subject Matter Experts have worked with Fortune 500 and on large scale websites for over a decade. Their extensive accessibility knowledge and expertise with assistive technology combined with years of business knowledge provides a powerful macro look at an organization’s accessibility.

Senior Web Developers:

Senior Web developers have over a decade of experience creating and deploying accessible websites. They are part of the team to ensure that remediation suggestions are streamlined and appropriate for the staff who will be reconciling the code.

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