To gain an understanding of accessibility features and what to look for it is recommended to attend the Accessible UX course and complete the Accessibility for Web Developers (Internal BBC link) online course. The Introduction to Screen Readers (Internal BBC link) course would also be very useful.
Are you aware of the BBC Accessibility Standards and Guidelines?
Do you have an understanding of what Assistive Technology we support, such as screen readers? And how to use this?
Checklist - Before development starts
Has accessibility been thought about for the feature?
Have you written accessibility acceptance criteria? If not or you aren’t sure how, see the guide on how to write accessibility acceptance criteria.
Checklist - When live
- You can use the bbc-a11y Pa11y Dashboard to check for code errors against the BBC Accessibility Standards. Note passing the standards does not mean a product is useable. This dashboard is to be released early 2017.
If you would like to get more in depth knowledge please refer to the Tester checklists and tools.