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Anatomy of a Testing Method

Each type of testing (Keyboard, Screen Reader, etc.) can have the following sections in the order presented below:

  1. Prerequisites

    1. Other Tests or Software

    2. Abilities

  2. Steps

  3. Creating Issues

    1. Individual Issues

    2. Exceptions

  4. Knowledge

  5. Last Updated


Terminology will be added as needed or as requested.

  • Focus - The currently active UI (user-interface) component

  • Focus Order - the ordering of items that can receive focus via standard keyboard controls (Tab; Shift+Tab; Arrow Keys)

  • Tab Order - see Focus Order

  • View - A particular state of a web page. For example: Homepage with navigation menu open.

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