Shaw Trust accessibility testing
I had the privilege of visiting the Shaw Trust's accessibility testing center recently. The Shaw Trust is a UK charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently. As part of their work they provide accessibility testing services to a range of organizations worldwide.
Their accessibility testing team employs people with a range of disabilities, using different assistive technologies. This means their testing is very thorough and sets a gold standard for the rest of the accessibility community. The commitment and enthusiasm of the team was brilliant, and watching them at work really brings home the challenges and obstacles some websites present.
First posted Sep 2010