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Unity3D and BBST

On June 6, 2016, in #engagedmembership, General, News, Newsletter, by eproegler
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Unity Technologies are the creators of the multiplatform Unity Game Engine. We have more than 4.5 million registered users ranging from individual hobbyists to large professional game studios. And at Unity, we make all our internal software testers go through the BBST Courses from AST. You will not become a good tester by taking a course. […]

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Tina the Test Toucan Visits the #CAST2016 Venue

On April 24, 2016, in #engagedmembership, CAST 2016, Tina_Toucan, by eproegler
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Hello! I know some of you have seen me around, but I’d like to take the chance to introduce myself. I am a newer member of AST, who not very long ago had context blinders removed, revealing what software testing can be. I’ll never go back to prescriptive process! Because I love an adventure, the AST Board […]

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Open Season and K-Cards

On May 30, 2017, in CAST2017, News, by Claire Moss
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Attending CAST is a memorable experience. In addition to the usual excitement of keynotes, session talks, and conference events, I look forward to the structured conferring of Open Season. This tongue-in-cheek name indicates the often intense examination of presented ideas that sets CAST apart from other testing events. While session attendees do ask clarifying questions […]

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The limitations of Acceptance Criteria (Nicky Tests Software)

On May 30, 2017, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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According to Software Testing Class, Acceptance Criteria are conditions which a software application should satisfy to be accepted by a user or customer.Often these can also be used to guide the testing for a testing team. If the acceptance criter…

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CAST Testing Games

On May 29, 2017, in CAST2017, News, by Claire Moss
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Testers are often characterized as a curious group, both inquisitive and a little puzzling. Some do not understand our attraction to this challenging and thoughtful profession. Testers come from many walks of life and have varied stories of stumbling into testing. When we gather, we celebrate our commonalities and explore our differences. In truth, testers […]

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Best Practise (Hiccupps)

On May 28, 2017, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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I’ve said many times on here that writing for me is a kind of internal dialogue: compose a position, propose it in writing, challenge it in thought, and repeat.I get enormous value from this approach, and have done for a long time. But in two discussio…

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Speak Easy program (zagorski software tester)

On May 27, 2017, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Reading Time: 2 minutesTL;DR This post is about my journey start with speak easy program. During the CAST 2016 in Vancouver, I heard about speak easy program. That program helps you to compose your talk proposal for testing conference. It is voluntary based and created by Anne-Marie Charrett and Fiona Charles. I applied in August last year. On … Continue reading Speak Easy program

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18 GitHub Projects for Testing (Chris Kenst's Blog)

On May 26, 2017, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Aside from it’s many awesome lists GitHub is a really good place for open source testing tools, libraries and frameworks (and their corresponding code). I’m pleasantly surprised by these new (and sometimes old) testing resources, so I’d like to highlight many of them in the hopes others might also find them useful. The challenge with […]

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Spread the Word: 30 Days of Accessibility Testing (TESTHEAD)

On May 26, 2017, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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The Ministry of Testing has declared that May should be “30 Days of Accessibility Testing”. As in the days of yore when I used to take on these challenges and blog regularly, I’m in the mood to get back to doing that. Therefore, I am looking to write a…

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TestRetreat at CAST2017

On May 26, 2017, in CAST2017, News, by Claire Moss
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CAST 2017 continues the exciting expanded structure this year with the official inclusion of TestRetreat as part of the event. Tickets sold separately and Early Bird pricing applies to this part of the conference as well! While some of you are veterans of Test Coach Camp and TestRetreat, others will not have heard of or participated […]

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Shapes of Things: 30 Days of Accessibility Testing (TESTHEAD)

On May 25, 2017, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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The Ministry of Testing has declared that May should be “30 Days of Accessibility Testing“. As in the days of yore when I used to take on these challenges and blog regularly, I’m in the mood to get back to doing that. Therefore, I am looking to write a post every day around this topic and as a way to address each line of their checklist.

Taking a brief moment in this post to reflect on a milestone. Thank you to everyone who reads TESTHEAD. This morning, my one millionth visitor came to this site. I wish I could figure out who that person is, but regardless, I want to say thank you to everyone who has come here over the years, whether it be one time or repeat reading.

25. Explore W3C’s Before and After Demonstration


The subtitle for this page is “Improving a Web site using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0”, and I have to say, this is a nice little resource to see because it gives you some concrete examples of what you could/should do to make a site accessible.
Here are two pictures of the home page they use for their example (there are several pages with before/after examples). 
Before picture of the W3C example site
Here’s the “Before” picture example. Notables are the headings for the pictures and the phone number at the bottom only using a hip word spell out.

After picture of the W3C example site
Here’s the “After” picture example. Other than some cosmetic variations on the layout, notable changes are having more meaningful headers for the image blocks, and the phone number displays both the digital version and the lettered mnemonic.
What’ nice about this example is that you can put the two pages side by side in two separate browser windows and just by looking at the two, you can see why the After picture would be preferable.
If, however, you want to see what can be improved and what was applied in greater depth, each page has annotations to show exactly what needed to be changed and what change was applied. The top nav bar can quickly toggle between Before/After to see what has been changed. 
If you have been curious as to see how cumulative changes can be applied and the rationale behind what they are, then have a look at the Before and After simulation.
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Making the case to attend CAST

On May 25, 2017, in CAST2017, News, by Claire Moss
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When staff members ask whether they can go to CAST this year, most managers will ask “Why CAST?” The short answer is that the program content and speaker mix are unlike other conferences. The message is unlike other conferences or training events. This conference is put on by testers for testers and test managers. We […]

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