Testing with AT
The testing criteria for this requirement are similar whether you are testing with or without AT. To use AT for testing, perform these tasks:
- Using a screen reader, such as JAWS or Window-Eyes:
- Confirm that a user can locate animation controls, that the controls work as expected and that the user can gain keyboard focus.
- Confirm that animation with audio does not begin playing automatically, interfering with audio from the screen reader.
- Confirm that non-animated alternatives provide the same level of information and functionality as the animation. If the animation is interactive, the non-animated option must also be interactive.
- Confirm that the screen reader can read audio or textual alternatives to animation.
- Confirm that textual alternatives can be viewed with screen enlargement software.
Use these criteria to make your evaluation of the related checkpoints:
Pass if all these criteria are met:
- A non-animated alternative exists for each animated object.
- Non-animated alternatives provide the same level of information and functionality as the animated object(s).
- The animation can be started, stopped and stepped through using AT.
- Animation with audio does not start automatically.
- Visual information conveyed by the animation is also provided through audio or textual means.
- Screen transitions settle within 5 seconds.
Fail if any one of the above conditions is not met.
Select Next to learn more about testing for this requirement without using AT.